Leptodesma (Leptodesma) matheri Elias 1957 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Alternative combination: Leptodesma (Springeria) matheri

Full reference: M. K. Elias. 1957. Late Mississippian fauna from the Redoak Hollow Formation of southern Oklahoma. Part III. Pelecypoda. Journal of Paleontology 31(4):737-784

Belongs to Leptodesma (Leptodesma) according to R. D. Hoare 2007

See also Anelli et al. 2006, Busanus and Hoare 1991, Elias 1957 and Hoare 1993

Sister taxa: Leptodesma (Leptodesma) adaroi, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) anatinum, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) cultellata, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) falcata, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) occidentale, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) potens, Leptodesma (Leptodesma) rhysema, Leptodesma potens

Type specimen: Its type locality is Village of Milo, which is in a Serpukhovian offshore sandstone in the Redoak Hollow Formation of Oklahoma

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Chesterian of United States (5: Ohio, West Virginia collections)

• Carboniferous of Brazil (1), United States (3: Oklahoma, West Virginia)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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