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Crassitestella reedi

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae

Leptaena reedi was named by Cocks (1968). Its type specimen is B 73341, a shell (conjoined valves), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Locality 7: Woodland Point, 430 meters west of Woodland farm (section only exposed at low-tide), which is in a Rhuddanian marine limestone in the Saugh Hill Grits Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Crassitestella.

It was recombined as Laevicyphomena reedi by Temple (1987); it was recombined as Crassitestella reedi by Baarli (1995).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Leptaena reedi Cocks pp. 310 - 311 figs. PI. 10, figs. 1-14
1987Laevicyphomena reedi Temple pp. 80 - 81 figs. Pl. 8: 11 - 13
1995Crassitestella reedi Baarli pp. 39 - 40 figs. Pl. 12 : 18, Pl. 13 : 1-11

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumBrachiopodaCuvier 1805
subphylumRhynchonelliformeaWilliams et al. 1996
classStrophomenataWilliams et al 1996
orderStrophomenidaOpik 1934
superfamilyStrophomenoideaKing 1846
familyRafinesquinidaeSchuchert 1893
genusCrassitestellaBaarli 1995

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.

L. R. M. Cocks 1968Small Leptaena, transverse, thick shelled, with large area and pseudodeltidium.