Leptodesma (Leptodesma) rhysema Hoare 2007 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Full reference: R. D. Hoare. 2007. Bivalve mollusks from the Maxville Limestone (Mississippian) in Ohio. The Ohio Journal of Science 107(4):63-75

Belongs to Leptodesma (Leptodesma) according to R. D. Hoare 2007

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

Type specimen: OSU 52376, a shell. Its type locality is Somerset Cut Limestone quarry, east side County Road 96, 2.1 km N County Rd 96, which is in a Chesterian/Brigantian carbonate limestone/shale in the Maxville Limestone Formation of Ohio.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Chesterian of United States (2: Ohio collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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