Crassostrea gryphoides Schlotheim 1813 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combinations: Ostracites gryphoides, Ostrea (Crassostrea) gryphoides, Ostrea gryphoides

Belongs to Crassostrea according to M. M. El-Hedeny 2005

See also Azzaroli 1958 and Cox 1936

Sister taxa: Crassostrea afra, Crassostrea alabamiensis, Crassostrea angulata, Crassostrea ashleyi, Crassostrea columbiensis, Crassostrea contracta, Crassostrea corteziensis, Crassostrea cucullaris, Crassostrea cuebana, Crassostrea cyathula, Crassostrea cymaeformis, Crassostrea gigas, Crassostrea hatcheri, Crassostrea kawauchidensis, Crassostrea patagonica, Crassostrea raincourti, Crassostrea rhizophorae, Crassostrea rutiformis, Crassostrea sikamea, Crassostrea tectonica, Crassostrea tenera, Crassostrea titan, Crassostrea transitoria, Crassostrea vaquerosensis, Crassostrea virginica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Yemen (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Iran (1), Pakistan (1), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Austria (3), Egypt (1), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (2), Israel (1), Italy (1), Madagascar (1), Poland (2), Somalia (5)

• Oligocene of Libya (3)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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