Leptagonia (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae

Alternative spelling: Leptaena (Leptagonia)

Synonyms: Adiaphragma, Semileptagonia

Parent taxon: Leptaeninae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Cocks 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Astamena, Bracteoleptaena, Estonomena, Glossoleptaena, Harjumena, Hingganoleptaena, Hollardina, Lepidoleptaena, Leptaena, Leptaenopyxis, Limbimurina, Lioleptaena, Lissoleptaena, Mackerrovia, Notoleptaena, Oandumena, Rugoleptaena, Schmidtomena, Tchadania, Rhactomena

Subtaxa: Leptagonia analoga Leptagonia goldfussiana Leptagonia relicta

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of Australia (47 collections), Canada (6: Alberta), China (1), Germany (2), Ireland (1), the United Kingdom (33), United States (20: Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Devonian to Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1)

• Devonian of Australia (1), Canada (10: Northwest Territories, Yukon, Yukon Territory), China (2), the Czech Republic (8), France (4), Germany (15), the Russian Federation (4), Spain (8), Tajikistan (1)

Total: 164 collections including 167 occurrences

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