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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 (1845), 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. 1845. Description of new fresh water and land shells. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 9 [O. 4]: 275-282, pls. 39-42 (Obs. 4: 33-40).

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Attributed Species Names

Unio fuscatus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 277 [35], pl. 40, fig. 4.
(homonym of Unio (Elliptio) viridis var. fuscata Rafinesque, 1820; renamed Unio rafinesquei Vanatta, 1915)
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85243, Black Cr., Fla.

Unio occultus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 279 [37], pl. 41, fig. 7.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85247, Lake Monroe, Fla.

Unio aheneus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 280 [38], pl. 41, fig. 9.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_86030, Black Creek, Florida.

Unio buddianus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 277 [35], pl. 40, fig. 5.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85606, L. George, Florida.

Unio amygdalum Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 275 [33], pl. 39, fig. 1.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_86127, L. George, Florida.

Unio trossulus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1] [as ‘trosculus’].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 278 [36], pl. 40, fig. 6.
(correct name for Unio trosculus Lea, 1843)
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84705, L. Monroe, Fla.

Unio buckleyi Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 276 [34], pl. 39, fig. 2.
Type(s): FIGURED SYNTYPE USNM_85236, Lake George, Florida.

Unio aratus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 282 [40], pl. 42, fig. 12.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_84395, [Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua].

Unio monroensis Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 279 [37], pl. 41, fig. 8.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE (MONOTYPY) USNM_85169, L. Monroe, Florida.

Unio minor Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 276 [34], pl. 39, fig.3.
(homonym of Unio margaritifer var. minor Rossmässler, 1835)
Type(s): FIGURED SPECIMEN USNM_85310, L George, Fla.

Unio superbus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 281, pl. 42, fig. 11.
Type(s): LECTOTYPE USNM_83934, New Holland.

Unio neglectus Lea, 1843
Lea, 1843, [privately published sheet]: [1].
Lea, 1845, Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc. 9 [O. 4]: 280, pl. 42, fig. 10.
Type(s): HOLOTYPE USNM_85701, Northern Alabama.

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