Leptodesma (Leiopteria) Hall 1883 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Alternative spellings: Leiopteria, Leptodesma (Leioptera)

Parent taxon: Leptodesma according to L. Li 1995

See also Rode and Lieberman 2004, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Leptodesma (Leptodesma), Leptodesma (Springeria), Leptodesma bakewellioides, Leptodesma chidruensis, Leptodesma eolus, Leptodesma gouldii, Leptodesma guadalupensis, Leptodesma indistincta, Leptodesma rogersi, Leptodesma welleri, Leptodesma wupperanum

Subtaxa: Leiopteria angusticoncha Leiopteria australis Leiopteria carrandibbiensis Leiopteria consimilis Leiopteria elegans Leiopteria inflata Leiopteria verrucosa Leptodesma (Leiopteria) aviculaeformis Leptodesma (Leiopteria) bonaerensis Leptodesma (Leiopteria) buhaheensis Leptodesma (Leiopteria) dutoiti Leptodesma (Leiopteria) falcata Leptodesma (Leiopteria) guizhouensis Leptodesma (Leiopteria) zhangi

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Argentina (2 collections), Australia (1), Brazil (1), China (12), India (1), Italy (2), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (4)

• Westphalian of Spain (1)

• Carboniferous of Ireland (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (2: Iowa)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Alaska)

• Devonian of Australia (11), Brazil (2), Canada (2: Alberta, Ontario), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (2), Germany (6), Ghana (1), Libya (4), New Zealand (1), Poland (2), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), United States (146: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin)

• Silurian to Devonian of Poland (1)

• Silurian of Canada (2: Manitoba, Ontario), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Poland (5), United States (12: Maryland, New York, West Virginia)

Total: 245 collections including 257 occurrences

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