Leptodesma Hall 1883 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Synonym: Dozierella Newell 1940

Parent taxon: Pterineidae according to M. R. W. Amler 2010

See also Ambler 1992, Anelli et al. 2006, Bouchet et al. 2010, Boyd and Newell 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Actinodesma, Actinopterella, Actinopterellinae, Actinopteria, Caneyella, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Ectenodesma, Guichiella, Leiopteriinae, Leptodesmatinae, Limoptera, Limopterinae, Micropteriinae, Molinicola, Palaeopteria, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pterinea, Pteronitella, Ptychopteria, Ahtioconcha

Subtaxa: Leptodesma (Leiopteria) Leptodesma (Leptodesma) Leptodesma (Springeria) Leptodesma bakewellioides Leptodesma chidruensis Leptodesma eolus Leptodesma gouldii Leptodesma guadalupensis Leptodesma indistincta Leptodesma rogersi Leptodesma welleri Leptodesma wupperanum

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Type: Leptodesma rogersi

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Argentina (2 collections), Australia (1), Brazil (1), China (16), Greece (4), India (1), Italy (2), Japan (3), Malaysia (1), Mexico (1), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (7), Tunisia (4), United States (25: Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (5: New Mexico)

• Pennsylvanian of Argentina (1)

• Westphalian of Spain (1)

• Chesterian of United States (7: Ohio, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (1), Brazil (1), China (1), Ireland (1), Mexico (3), the United Kingdom (12), United States (17: Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, New Mexico, New mexico, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Mississippian of United States (3: Alaska)

• Devonian to Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1)

• Devonian of Australia (13), Brazil (2), Canada (4: Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario), China (16), the Czech Republic (3), France (3), Germany (9), Ghana (1), Italy (1), Libya (8), Morocco (1), New Zealand (1), Poland (4), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (288: Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of Poland (1)

• Silurian of Canada (5: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario), China (4), the Czech Republic (4), France (2), Italy (2), Morocco (1), Poland (6), the United Kingdom (2), United States (27: Maryland, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of the Czech Republic (2), Norway (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 550 collections including 638 occurrences

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