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Leptocoelia murphyi

Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Leptocoeliidae

Taxonomy
Leptocoelia murphyi was named by Johnson (1970). Its type specimen is USNM 157105 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is USNM 10726. Head of McColley Canyon, Sulphur Spring Range, which is in an Emsian carbonate limestone in the McColley Canyon Formation of Nevada.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Leptocoelia murphyi Johnson pp. 165 - 168 figs. Pl. 45, figs. 13-19; Pl. 46, figs. 1-21

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

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 1970Large, strongly biconvex Leptocoelia with few growth lamellae over most of the valve and with a relatively narrow ventral diductor field.