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Leptaena purpurea

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae

Taxonomy
Leptaena purpurea was named by Cocks (1968) [= Leptaena sp. nov. Whittard 1932. table facing p. 896.]. Its type specimen is BB 31465 (pedicle interior) and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Domas, which is in a Telychian marine shale/limestone in the Purple Shale Formation of the United Kingdom.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Leptaena purpurea Cocks pp. 313 - 314 figs. PI. 12, figs. 1-6

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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
superfamilyStrophomenoideaKing 1846
familyRafinesquinidaeSchuchert 1893
subfamilyLeptaeninaeHall and Clarke 1894
genusLeptaenaDalman 1828
speciespurpurea

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. R. M. Cocks 1968Small quadrate Leptaena with usually oval-sided pedicle muscle bounding ridges.