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Leangella (Leangella) bakanasensis

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Leptestiidae

Taxonomy
Leangella (Leangella) bakanasensis was named by Popov and Cocks (2014). Its type specimen is BC 58713, a valve (dorsal internal mould), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2014Leangella (Leangella) bakanasensis Popov and Cocks pp. 718 - 719 figs. 15C–H, 17G

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

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
L. E. Popov and L. R. M. Cocks 2014 Leangella lacking a ventral median septum, but with a relatively small ventral muscle field, with each diductor muscle subcircular and surrounded by entire but relatively weak muscle bounding ridges. Bema with a pair of characteristic sharply angular anterior ends extending to two-thirds valve length. Diaphragm relatively weak, particularly anteriorly.