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Leptodus Kayser 1883 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Productida - Lyttoniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 27560

Synonyms: Juxoldhamina Liang 1990 (no. 190660), Lyttonia Waagen 1883 (no. 27601), Oldhamina (Lyttonia) Waagen 1883 (no. 276446), Spinolyttonia Sarycheva 1964 (no. 27982)

Full reference: E. Kayser. 1883. Obercarbonische fauna von Lo-Ping. China: Ergebnisse Eigener Reisen und Darauf Gegründeter Studien 4:160-208

Parent taxon: Lyttoniinae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Cardinocrania, Collemataria, Coscinophora, Eolyttonia, Gubleria, Keyserlingina, Loxophragmus, Matanoleptodus, Oldhamina, Oldhaminella, Pararigbyella, Petasmaia, Pirgulia

Subtaxa: Collemataria lacuna, Leptodus cancriniformis, Leptodus deminutus, Leptodus elongatus, Leptodus guadalupensis, Leptodus hemisphaericus, Leptodus hoshanensis, Leptodus huangi, Leptodus kaluzinensis, Leptodus lamina, Leptodus minor, Leptodus nobilis, Leptodus oldhaminoides, Leptodus ovatus, Leptodus richthofeni, Leptodus tenuis, Leptodus trapezium, Leptodus tumenlingensis, Leptodus wuchangensis, Poikilosakos tongluensis, Spinolyttonia arakeljani

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Type: Leptodus richthofeni

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder