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Lepton

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Leptonidae

Taxonomy
Lepton was named by Turton (1822) [Sepkoski's age data: K Albi R Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Galeommatidae by Lamprell and Healy (1998); to Leptonidae by Vokes (1980), Beu et al. (1990) and Wienrich (1999); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Lepton Turton
1980Lepton Vokes p. 111
1990Lepton Beu et al. p. 397
1998Lepton Lamprell and Healy p. 158
1999Lepton Wienrich p. 231
2002Lepton Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
RankNameAuthor
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderLeptonidinaDall 1889
superfamilyGaleommatoidea(Gray 1840)
familyLeptonidaeGray 1847
genusLeptonTurton 1822

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