Leptodesma (Leptodesma) falcata Boyd and Newell 2001 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Full reference: D. W. Boyd and N.D. Newell. 2001. Silicified Leptodesma (Bivalvia; Pteriomorphia) from the Texas Permian. American Museum Novitates 3347:1-10

Belongs to Leptodesma (Leptodesma) according to S. A. Quiroz-Barroso et al. 2012

See also Boyd and Newell 2001

Sister taxa: Leptodesma (Leptodesma) adaroi, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) anatinum, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) cultellata, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) matheri, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) occidentale, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) potens, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) rhysema, Leptodesma potens

Type specimen: USNM 431327, a valve (Left valve). Its type locality is USNM703c, Old Word Ranch, Glass Mountains, which is in a Kungurian slope limestone in the Road Canyon Formation of Texas.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Mexico (1 collection), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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