Leangella Opik 1933 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Leptestiidae

Synonyms: Diambonia Cooper and Kindle 1936, Leangella Opik 1933, Opikella

Parent taxon: Leptestiidae according to L. Hints and D. A. T. Harper 2015

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Cocks 2005, Cocks 2010, Jin and Chatterton 1997, Mitchell 1977, Opik 1933, Rubel 2011, Sepkoski 2002, Sheehan 1987 and Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Bekella, Bilobia, Isophragmatinae, Isopiiragmatinae, Leptestia, Leptestiina, Rurambonites, Sampo, Sortanella

Subtaxa: Diambonia discuneata Leangella (Leangella) Leangella cylindrica Leangella scissa Leangella triangularis Opikella tvaerensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Argentina (6 collections), Australia (3), Canada (18: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (20), Kazakhstan (8), Lithuania (31), Mongolia (1), Norway (45), Sweden (5), Thailand (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (133), United States (27: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin)

• Niagaran of Canada (1: Québec)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Norway (1)

• Ordovician of Canada (6: British Columbia), China (6), Ireland (1), Italy (3), Kazakhstan (5), Latvia (2), Norway (11), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (2), Sweden (5), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (28)

Total: 374 collections including 379 occurrences

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