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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Leptomussa was named by d'Archiardi (1867) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-u T Ol-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1110].

It was assigned to Mussidae by Wells (1956); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1867Leptomussa d'Archiardi
1956Leptomussa Wells p. F417
2002Leptomussa Sepkoski, Jr.

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyMussidaeOrtmann 1890
genusLeptomussad'Archiardi 1867

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitesubo
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticsubo
Diet 2: suspension feedersubo
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-21 04:32:59
Modified: 2008-02-21 06:32:59
Source: subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Ypresian to the top of the Early/Lower Pliocene or 56.00000 to 3.60000 Ma

Collections (25 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Spain L. variabilis (71633)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Spain L. variabilis (34481)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Italy L. sp. (13354)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Germany (Bavaria) L. variabilis (10703)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Spain L. variabilis (146168)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Mexico (Chiapas) L. sp. (85732)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Italy L. variabilis, L. panteniana (69968 69970)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Greece L. variabilis (79603)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Spain L. variabilis (92080)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Italy (Veneto) Coelosmilia elliptica (91634)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Iran L. sp., L. variabilis (41074)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Libya L. sp. (10964)
Rupelian - Chattian33.9 - 23.03Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua) L. sp. (34503)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Iran L. variabilis (41075)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03France L. brauni, L. lehmani, L. variabilis, L. falloti (163836) L. variabilis (70067)
Aquitanian - Burdigalian23.03 - 15.97Cyprus L. falloti (69774)
Aquitanian - Burdigalian23.03 - 15.97Iran L. sp. (79647)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Pakistan (Sind) L. rugosa (11292)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Iran L. sp. (25258) L. variabilis (25257)
Burdigalian - Langhian20.44 - 13.82Spain L. falloti (70415)
Langhian - Serravallian15.97 - 11.62Turkey L. sp. (62464)
Late/Upper Miocene - Early/Lower Pliocene11.608 - 3.6Dominican Republic L. sp. (124780)