Pteria Scopoli 1777 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Synonyms: Anonica Oken 1815, Glaucoderma Poli 1795

Parent taxon: Pteriidae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Dockery 1982, Grant and Gale 1931, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Russell and Landes 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Squires 2001 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Actinopterinia, Arcavicula, Austropteria, Avicula, Confusionella, Dattinae, Electroma, Eopinctada, Limopteria, Magnavicula, Phelopteria, Pinctada, Pseudaucella, Pterelectroma, Pteriinae, Pterinella, Pteroperna, Ptychopterinia, Rhaetavicula, Rhynchopterus, Somapteria, Triaxus

Subtaxa: Pteria argentea Pteria bisincilis Pteria cabrai Pteria carixensis Pteria clarki Pteria colymbus Pteria dianensis Pteria elegans Pteria fragilis Pteria guizhouensis Pteria hechuanensis Pteria hirundo Pteria howei Pteria infelix Pteria inornata Pteria interrupta Pteria lata Pteria limula Pteria murchisoni Pteria nasuta Pteria notukeuensis Pteria papyracea Pteria pellucida Pteria penguin Pteria peregrina Pteria plana Pteria raricosta Pteria richardsoni Pteria rugosa Pteria sanqiaoensis Pteria spedeni Pteria squamifera Pteria sterna Pteria ussurica Pteria yonganensis

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Type: Mytilus hirundo

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), Iran (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (11: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Haiti (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (4), Japan (1), Panama (1), United States (3: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Brazil (4), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (4), France (2), Germany (1), Grenada (2), Indonesia (1), Moldova (1), New Zealand (3), Panama (13), Puerto Rico (1), United States (8: California, Florida)

• Oligocene of France (25), Germany (1), Hungary (2), Mexico (1), United States (17: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Bulgaria (1), Mexico (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (68: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of United States (9: Alabama, Maryland, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), Canada (10: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Cuba (1), Germany (5), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), Peru (1), Sweden (1), United States (89: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of United States (1: Alaska)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), China (5), France (3), Germany (2), India (24), Italy (2), Japan (2), Kenya (1), New Zealand (1), Portugal (30), Romania (2), Spain (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (14), United States (1: Alaska)

• Triassic of Austria (5), China (97), Hungary (6), India (1), Iran (4), Italy (24), Japan (8), Kazakhstan (2), New Zealand (3), the Russian Federation (11), Slovakia (3), United States (16: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming), Vietnam (8)

• Permian of China (8), Tanzania (4), United States (4: Alaska, Texas)

• Osagean of United States (1: Indiana)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (1: Alaska)

• Devonian of the Czech Republic (1), the Russian Federation (3), Ukraine (1), Vietnam (4)

Total: 627 collections including 704 occurrences

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