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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 (1828), 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. 1828. Description of six new species of the genus Unio, embracing the anatomy of the oviduct of one of them, together with some anatomical observations on the genus. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 3 [O. 1]: 259-273, pls. 3-6 (Obs. 1: 1-15).

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Attributed Species Names

Unio calceolus Lea, 1828
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 265, pl. 3, fig. 1.
(renamed Calceola angulata Swainson, 1840)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_86261, Ohio.

Unio lanceolatus Lea, 1828
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 266 [8], pl. 3, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85905, Tar R., at Tarborough, N. Carolina.

Unio donaciformis Lea, 1828
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 267 [9], pl. 4, fig. 3.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84457, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Unio ellipsis Lea, 1828
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 268, pl. 4, fig. 4.
Type(s): SYNTYPES ANSP_56614, Ohio River.

Unio irroratus Lea, 1828
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 269, pl. 5, fig. 5-7.
Type(s): PARATYPE USNM_84299, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Unio lacrymosus Lea, 1828
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 272 [14], pl. 6, fig. 8.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84165, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Unio sulcatus Lea, 1829
Lea, 1828, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 269 [as ‘Unio ellipsis var. a’].
Lea, 1829, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 3 [O. 1]: 430, pl. 8, fig. 12.
Say, 1830, Amer. Conch. 1: pl. 5, lower figs.
Type(s): SYNTYPES USNM_84803, Ohio.

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