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Leptodesma (Leptodesma) falcata

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Taxonomy
Leptodesma (Leptodesma) falcata was named by Boyd and Newell (2001). Its type specimen is USNM 431327, a valve (Left valve), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is USNM703c, Old Word Ranch, Glass Mountains, which is in a Kungurian slope limestone in the Road Canyon Formation of Texas.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2001Leptodesma (Leptodesma) falcata Boyd and Newell p. 4 figs. 1-4
2012Leptodesma (Leptodesma) falcata Quiroz-Barroso et al. p. 167 fig. 3.13

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
RankNameAuthor
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderOstreida(FĂ«russac 1822)
suborderMalleidinaGray 1854
familyPterineidae
genusLeptodesmaHall 1883
subgenusLeptodesmaHall 1883
speciesfalcata

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmeanminimummaximummedians.d.
valve height218.263.9018.28.503.66

Composition: aragoniteg
Composition 2: low Mg calciteg
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 10 to < 100g
Adult width: 10 to < 100g
Adult height: 10 to < 100g
Thickness: intermediateg
Folds: minorg
Ribbing: noneg
Spines: noneg
Internal reinforcement: noneg
Environment: marine, brackisho
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Created: 2007-11-26 07:57:22
Modified: 2009-06-05 15:47:42
Source: g = genus, f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy 2009, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Asselian to the top of the Kungurian or 298.90000 to 272.30000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Asselian298.9 - 295.5Mexico Leptodesma falcata (117974)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3USA (Texas) Leptodesma falcata (type locality: 43517)