Leptodus Kayser 1883 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Lyttoniidae

Synonyms: Juxoldhamina Liang 1990, Lyttonia Waagen 1883, Oldhamina (Lyttonia) Waagen 1883, Spinolyttonia Sarycheva 1964

Full reference: E. Kayser. 1883. Obercarbonische fauna von Lo-Ping. China: Ergebnisse Eigener Reisen und Darauf Gegr√ľndeter Studien 4:160-208

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Tazawa 2012

Sister taxa: Cardinocrania, Collemataria, Coscinophora, Eolyttonia, Gubleria, Keyserlingina, Loxophragmus, Matanoleptodus, Oldhamina, Oldhaminella, Pararigbyella, Petasmaia, Pirgulia

Subtaxa: Collemataria lacuna Leptodus cancriniformis Leptodus deminutus Leptodus elongatus Leptodus guadalupensis Leptodus hemisphaericus Leptodus hoshanensis Leptodus huangi Leptodus kaluzinensis Leptodus lamina Leptodus minor Leptodus nobilis Leptodus oldhaminoides Leptodus ovatus Leptodus richthofeni Leptodus tenuis Leptodus trapezium Leptodus tumenlingensis Leptodus wuchangensis Poikilosakos tongluensis Spinolyttonia arakeljani

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Type: Leptodus richthofeni

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Afghanistan (3 collections), Armenia (15), Australia (3), Azerbaijan (12), China (171), Croatia (5), Greece (2), India (1), Iran (14), Japan (18), Malaysia (12), Pakistan (43), the Russian Federation (8), Slovenia (2), Tajikistan (4), Thailand (6), Tunisia (6), Ukraine (1), United States (6: California, Montana, Oregon, Texas)

Total: 332 collections including 395 occurrences

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