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Leptodesma (Leptodesma) cultellata

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Taxonomy
Leptodesma cultellata was named by Whidborne (1897). It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Leptodesma (Leptodesma) cultellata by Ambler (1992).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1897Leptodesma cultellata Whidborne
1992Leptodesma (Leptodesma) cultellata Ambler p. 413

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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
speciescultellata(Whidborne 1897)

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
No measurements are available
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: Late/Upper Famennian or 364.70000 to 360.70000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Famennian372.2 - 358.9United Kingdom (England) Leptodesma cultellata (38143)
Late/Upper Famennian364.7 - 360.7Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen) Leptodesma cultellata (38266)