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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves)

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This page documents data for Lea (1874), such as genera and species attributed to that publication (including known misspellings, misidentifications, and other unavailable names) as well as taxonomic opinions, if available. Taxonomic opinions refer to uses of genera and species as valid and invalid in that work.

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Publication information

Lea, I. 1874. Description of fifty-two species of Unionidæ. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences 8 [O. 13]: 5-54, pls. 1-18 (Obs. 13: 9-58).

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Attributed Species Names

Unio macnielii Lea, 1869
Lea, 1869, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 21: 124.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 25 [29], pl. 8, fig. 22.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84414, Rio Gigillillo, Corcuera, Nicaragua.

Unio cahabensis Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 190.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 17 [21], pl. 5, fig. 14.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84204, Cahaba R., Ala.

Unio stevensii Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 188.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 22 [26], pl. 7, fig. 19.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_83901, Yuruari River, S. Am.

Unio lawii Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 189.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 8 [12], pl. 2, fig. 4.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84757, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio pattinoides Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 193.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 16 [20], pl. 4, fig. 12.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84763, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio validus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 189.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 6 [10], pl. 1, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84583, Duck R., Tenn.

Unio circumactus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 192.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 15 [19], pl. 4, fig. 11.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85830, Holston R., E. Tenn.

Unio recurvatus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 192.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 10 [14], pl. 2, fig. 6.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85800, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio pealei Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 191.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 26 [30], pl. 8, fig. 23.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85745, Kansas.

Unio appressus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 189.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 12 [16], pl. 3, fig. 8.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84483, Tuscumbia, Ala.

Unio radiosus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 192.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 13 [17], pl. 3, fig. 9.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84647, Holston R., E. Tenn.

Unio crudus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 190.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 14 [18], pl. 4, fig. 10.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85841, French Broad R., Tenn.

Unio obuncus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 192.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 9 [13], pl. 2, fig. 5.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84698, Holston R., E. Tenn.

Unio jeffreysianus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 188.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 23, pl. 7, fig. 20.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84849, Australia.

Unio tuscumbiensis Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 190.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 11 [15], pl. 3, fig. 7.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84593, Tuscumbia, Ala.

Unio acuens Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 190.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 27 [31], pl. 8, fig. 24.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84599, Holston R., near Concord, E. Tenn.

Unio litus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 189.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 17 [21], pl. 5, fig. 13.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85142, Cahawba R., Shelby Co., Ala.

Unio simulans Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 190.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 18 [22], pl. 5, fig. 15.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84840, Cahawba R., Shelby Co., Ala.

Unio subglobatus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 191.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 7 [11], pl. 1, fig. 3.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85823, Florence, Ala.

Anodonta exilior Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 188.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 24 [28], pl. 7, fig. 21.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_86730, Mexico.

Unio santeensis Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 193 [as ‘santeënsis’].
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 20 [24], pl. 6, fig. 17.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85635, Santee Canal, S.C.

Unio dispansus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 191.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 19 [23], pl. 6, fig. 16.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85094, E Tennessee.

Unio radiolus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 192.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 21 [25], pl. 6, fig. 18.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85652, Ogeechee R., Liberty Co., Ga.

Unio globatus Lea, 1871
Lea, 1871, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 23: 191.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 5 [9], pl. 1, fig. 1.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85820, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio tellicoensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 31 [35], pl. 10, fig. 28.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84576, Tellico R., Monroe Co., Tenn.

Unio conasaugaensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 33 [37], pl. 10, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85565, Conasauga Cr., Monroe Co., E. Tenn.

Unio brevis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 35 [39], pl. 12, fig. 32.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84546, Conasauga R., E. Tenn.

Unio lenticularis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 30 [34], pl. 9, fig. 27.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85761, Tellico R., Monroe Co., Tenn.

Unio flavidus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 28 [32], pl. 9, fig. 25.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84550, Clinch R., Tenn.

Unio andersonensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 155.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 36 [40], pl. 12, fig. 33.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84691, Holston R., E Tenn.

Unio insolidus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 40 [44], pl. 13, fig. 37.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_83974, Irwin’s Cr., Mechlenburg Co., N.C.

Unio amplus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 39 [43], pl. 13, fig. 36.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85591, Irwins Cr., Mecklenberg Co., N.C.

Unio ligatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 49 [53], pl. 17, fig. 47.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85590, Irwins Cr., Mecklenberg Co., N.C.

Unio yadkinensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 32 [36], pl. 10, fig. 29.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85387, Yadkin R., Salisbury, [Rowand Co.], N.C.

Unio subparallelus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 158.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 46 [50], pl. 16, fig. 44.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85418, near Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Co., N.C.

Unio irwinensis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 44 [48], pl. 15, fig. 42.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85680, Irwins Cr., N.C.

Unio infuscus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 51 [55], pl. 17, fig. 49.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85587, Fox R., N.C.

Unio ratus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 52 [56], pl. 18, fig. 51.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85382, Neuse R., N.C.

Unio basalis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 161.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 48 [52], pl. 16, fig. 46.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85703, Carter’s Cr., near Columbus, Ga.

Unio differtus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 158.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 42 [46], pl. 14, fig. 39.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85399, Savannah R., Ga.

Unio dissimilis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 161.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 53 [57], pl. 18, fig. 52.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_86019, Long Creek, Gaston Co., N.C.

Unio bellulus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 161.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 50 [54], pl. 17, fig. 48.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84772, Mussel Shoals, Tenn R., Alabama.

Unio pauciplicatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 29 [33], pl. 9, fig. 26.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_84111, Austin, Texas.

Unio conspicuus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 34 [38], pl. 11, fig. 31.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85056, Yadkin R., near Salisbury, Rowan Co., N. Carolina.

Unio cuspidatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 43 [47], pl. 14, fig. 40.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_86014, Buckhead Cr., Burke Co., Ga.

Unio oblongus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 158.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 52 [56], pl. 18, fig. 50.
(homonym of Unio moquinianus var. oblongus Moquin-Tandon, 1855)
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85572, Irwins Cr., Mecklenberg Co., N.C.

Unio subsquamosus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 47 [51], pl. 16, fig. 45.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85557, Yadkin R., N.C.

Unio curvatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 38 [42], pl. 13, fig. 35.
(homonym of Unio bonelli var. curvata Rossmässler, 1842)
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85550, Pfeiffer’s Pond, Mecklenburg Co., N. Carolina.

Unio attenuatus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 157.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 41 [45], pl. 14, fig. 38.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85974, Beaver Cr., Houston Co., Ga.

Unio exacutus Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 159.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 45 [49], pl. 15, fig. 43.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85862, Savannah R., at Gov. Hamilton’s, Georgia.

Unio rostellum Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 160.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 44 [48], pl. 15, fig. 41.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85972, Macon, Ga.

Unio vesicularis Lea, 1872
Lea, 1872, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. 24: 156.
Lea, 1874, Jour. Acad. Nat. Sci. 8 [O. 13]: 37 [41], pl. 12, fig. 34.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85292, Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

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