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Leptocoelina

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae

Taxonomy
Leptocoelina was named by Johnson (1970) [Sepkoski's age data: D Sieg]. Its type is Leptocoelina squamosa.

It was assigned to Leptocoeliidae by Johnson (1970) and Williams et al. (2002); and to Atrypida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Leptocoelina Johnson pp. 170 - 171
2002Leptocoelina Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Leptocoelina Williams et al. p. 1083

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Eutriploblastica
Neotriploblastica
Eucoelomata
superphylumLophotrochozoa
Lophophorata
RankNameAuthor
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classRhynchonellataWilliams et al. 1996
orderRhynchonellidaKuhn 1949
superfamilyRhynchotrematoideaSchuchert 1913
familyLeptocoeliidaeBoucot and Gill 1956
genusLeptocoelina

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. G. Johnson 1970Leptocoeliid brachiopods with relatively numerous, evenly spaced, concentric growth lamellae and sparse, low, radial plications. Ventral diductors small, narrow, and anteriorly platformed; cardinalia includes a simple, knoblike cardinal process.