Pseudoleptodus giganteus Cooper and Grant 1974 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Lyttoniidae

Full reference: G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant. 1974. Permian brachiopods of West Texas, II. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 15:233-793

Belongs to Pseudoleptodus according to G. A. Cooper and R. E. Grant 1974

Sister taxa: Pseudoleptodus annosus, Pseudoleptodus conicus, Pseudoleptodus cucullatus, Pseudoleptodus getawayensis, Pseudoleptodus grandis, Pseudoleptodus granulosus, Pseudoleptodus guadalupensis, Pseudoleptodus lepidus, Pseudoleptodus nodosus, Pseudoleptodus primitivus

Type specimen: USNM 150720, a shell

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at USNM703, Old Word Ranch, Glass Mountains (Permian of Texas)

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