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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 (1840), 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. 1840. Descriptions of new fresh water and land shells. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1: 284-289.

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Attributed Species Names

Unio lenis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
(homonym of Unio lenis Conrad, 1838; renamed Unio lenior Lea, 1842)

Unio cincinnatiensis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 285.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 194, pl. 8, fig. 4.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84199, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Unio cucumoides Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 285.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 192, pl. 7, fig. 2.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) AMNH_30897, Hunters River, New South Wales, Australia.

Margaritana vondembuschiana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288 [as ‘vondenbuschiana’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 222 [60], pl. 18, fig. 39 [as ‘vondenbuschiana’].
Lea, 1852, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 45 [as ‘vondenbuschiana’].
Lea, 1870, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 73.
(correct name for Margaritana vondenbuschiana Lea, 1840; renamed Monodontina buschiana Conrad, 1853)
Type(s): TYPE USNM_86348, Java.

Unio biangulatus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288 [as ‘biangularis’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 197, pl. 9, fig. 8.
(error for Unio biangularis Lea, 1840)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86120, Caney Fork, Tennessee.

Anodonta maryattana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289 [as ‘maryattiana’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 226, pl. 20, fig. 45.
(correct name for Anodonta maryattiana Lea, 1840)

Unio delphinus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 285.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 218, pl. 17, fig. 35.
(homonym of Unio delphinus Spengler, 1793)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_83910, New Holland.

Unio orientalis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 285.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 221, pl. 18, fig. 38.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86058, Java.

Unio javanus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 285.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 220, pl. 18, fig. 37.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85187, Java.

Unio pilaris Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 285.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 209 [47], pl. 14, fig. 24.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85817, French Broad R., Tenn.

Unio geddingsianus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 285.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 202 [40], pl. 11, fig. 15.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85650, Congaree R., S.C.

Unio tuberosus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 210 [48], pl. 14, fig. 25.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84219, Cumberland R., Middle Tenn.

Unio cuneolus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 193 [31], pl. 7, fig. 3.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84591, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio lesueurianus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 195 [33], pl. 8, fig. 6.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85803, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio stonensis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 195 [33], pl. 8, fig. 5.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84969, Stone R., Tenn.

Unio plenus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 211 [49], pl. 14, fig. 26.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84677, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Unio tener Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 198, pl. 10, fig. 10.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85026, Big Pigeon R., Tenn.

Unio pusillus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 220 [58], pl. 18, fig. 36.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85241, Ogeechee R., Georgia.

Unio amoenus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286 [as ‘amœnus’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 200, pl. 10, fig. 12 [as ‘amœnus’].
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85070, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio incrassatus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 217 [55], pl. 16, fig. 34.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84537, Columbus, Ga.

Unio boydianus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 216 [54], pl. 16, fig. 32.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_86126, Oak Orchard, Orleans Co., N.Y.

Unio sloatianus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 217 [55], pl. 16, fig. 33.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE AMNH_56104, Chattahoochee River, Georgia.

Unio paulus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 213 [51], pl. 15, fig. 29.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85274, Columbus, Ga.

Unio strigosus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 198 [36], pl. 9, fig. 9.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85890, Chattahoochee R., Columbus, Georgia.

Unio lineatus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 206 [44], pl. 12, fig. 20.
(homonym of Unio lineata Bory de St. Vincent, 1827; renamed Lampsilis (s.s.) binominatus Simpson, 1900)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_84884, Chattahoochee River, Columbus, [Muscogee County,] Georgia, [Chattahoochee River drainage].

Unio exiguus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 191 [29], pl. 7, fig. 1.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84974, Chattahoochee R., Columbus, Georgia.

Unio tortivus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 204 [42], pl. 12, fig. 17.
Type(s): POSSIBLE SYNTYPE USNM_85674, Lee Co., Ga.

Unio subangulatus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287 [as ‘sub-angulatus’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 209 [47], pl. 13, fig. 23.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_85081, Chattahoochee R., Georgia.

Unio striatus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 203 [41], pl. 12, fig. 16.
(homonym of Unio striatus Goldfuss, 1837; renamed Pleurobema simpsoni Vanatta, 1915)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84797, Columbus, Ga.

Unio fatuus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 201, pl. 11, fig. 14.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86047, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio dactylus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 196, pl. 9, fig. 7.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85904, Cany [Caney] Fork, E. Tenn.

Unio obtusus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 287.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 201 [39], pl. 11, fig. 13.
(homonym of Unio obtusa d’Orbigny, 1835)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86142, Georgia.

Unio boykinianus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 208 [46], pl. 13, fig. 22.
Type(s): TOPOTYPE USNM_83903, Columbus, Georgia.

Unio edgarianus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 214 [52], pl. 15, fig. 30.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84685, Tenn R., Florence, Ala.

Unio biangularis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 197, pl. 9, fig. 8 [as ‘biangulatus’].

Unio nitens Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 205 [43], pl. 12, fig. 19.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85132, Long Creek, Tenn.

Unio holstonensis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 212 [50], pl. 15, fig. 27.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84641, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio dolabelloides Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 215 [53], pl. 15, fig. 31.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85828, Holston R., Tenn.

Unio tennesseensis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 199, pl. 10, fig. 11.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84961, Stone River, Tenn.

Unio atromarginatus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288 [as ‘atro-marginatus’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 207 [45], pl. 13, fig. 21 [as ‘atro-marginatus’].

Unio bournianus Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 213 [51], pl. 15, fig. 28.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_84683, Scioto R., Chillicothe, Ohio.

Margaritana vondenbuschiana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 222, pl. 18, fig. 39.
Lea, 1852, Synopsis Fam. Naiades: 45.
Adams & Adams, 1857, Gen. Rec. Moll. 2: 501.
(incorrect original spelling of Margaritana vondembuschiana Lea, 1840)

Margaritana curreyiana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 288.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 223, pl. 18, fig. 40 [on plate as ‘curreyana’].
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_86227, Stones River, Tenn.

Anodonta harpethensis Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 224 [62], pl. 19, fig. 42.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86657, Harpeth R., Tenn.

Anodonta argentea Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 223, pl. 19, fig. 41.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86538, Stones R., Tenn.

Anodonta ferruginea Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 225 [63], pl. 19, fig. 43.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86539, Simons Creek, Indiana.

Anodonta cowperiana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289.
(incorrect original spelling of Anodonta couperiana Lea, 1840)

Anodonta maryattiana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289.
(incorrect original spelling of Anodonta maryattana Lea, 1840)

Anodonta footiana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289.
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 225 [63], pl. 20, fig. 44.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86468, Fort Winnebago.

Anodonta couperiana Lea, 1840
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 289 [as ‘cowperiana’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 227, pl. 20, fig. 46.
(correct name for Anodonta cowperiana Lea, 1840)
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_86673, [Altamaha River] Hopeton, near Darien [McIntosh Co.], Georgia.

Unio lenior Lea, 1842
Lea, 1840, Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 1: 286 [as ‘lenis’].
Lea, 1842, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 8 [O. 3]: 204, pl. 12, fig. 18.
(new name for Unio lenis Lea, 1840)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86130, Stones R., Tenn.

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