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Leptaena valida

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae

Taxonomy
Leptaena valida was named by Bancroft (1949) [Lectotype designated by Cocks (1968).]. Its type specimen is SMA 35690, a valve (pedicle valve), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1949Leptaena valida Bancroft p. 6 figs. pl. 1, fig. 25
1968Leptaena valida Cocks p. 305 figs. PI. 6, figs. 1-5

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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
speciesvalidaBancroft 1949

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 1968Large Leptaena with oval-sided pedicle muscle field which may be bilobed anteriorly. A few larger parvicostellae antero-medianly