Undulostrea megodon Hanley 1846 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combinations: Agerostrea megadon, Ostrea (Agerostrea) megadon, Ostrea (Alectryonia) megadon, Ostrea (Lopha) megadon, Ostrea megodon, Ostreola megodon

Synonyms: Ostrea cerrosensis Gabb 1866, Ostrea gallus Valenciennes 1846

Belongs to Undulostrea according to M. Raith et al. 2016

See also Anderson 1929, Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012, Grant and Gale 1931, Jordan and Hertlein 1926, Moore 1987, Olsson 1922 and Olsson 1964

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Undulostrea megodon: ANSP 4494, a shell
  • Ostrea cerrosensis:
  • Ostrea gallus:

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), Mexico (2), Panama (1), Peru (2), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Costa Rica (3), Ecuador (7), Mexico (10), Panama (1), Peru (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (2)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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