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Leptestia

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Leptestiidae

Taxonomy
Leptestia was named by Bekker (1922). Its type is Leptestia musculosa. It is the type genus of Leptestiidae.

It was assigned to Plectambonitidae by Alikhova (1953); to Leptestiidae by Williams et al. (2000); and to Strophomenida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Leptestia Bekker
1953Leptestia Alikhova
2000Leptestia Williams et al. p. 331
2002Leptestia Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
RankNameAuthor
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyPlectambonitoideaJones 1928
familyLeptestiidaeOpik 1933
genusLeptestiaBekker 1922

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