Cubitostrea tecticosta Gabb 1860 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Flemingostreidae

Alternative combination: Ostrea tecticosta

Belongs to Ambigostrea according to M. A. Kosnik 2002

See also Sohl and Koch 1983 and Stephenson 1941

Sister taxa: Ambigostrea bretoni, Ambigostrea dominici, Ambigostrea pseudovillei, Ambigostrea tripolitana, Ambigostrea villei

Subtaxa: Ostrea tecticosta turkmenica

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (2: Alabama, New Jersey collections)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (2), United States (209: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

Total: 214 collections each including a single occurrence

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