Gryphaeostrea vomer Morton 1828 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Gryphaea vomer, Ostrea vomer

Synonym: Ostrea (Gryphaeostrea) subeversa Conrad 1865

Belongs to Gryphaeostrea according to K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann 1965

See also Stephenson 1941

Sister taxa: Gryphaea (Gryphaeostrea) pernambucensis, Gryphaea (Gryphaeostrea) trachyoptera, Gryphaeostrea canaliculata, Gryphaeostrea kochiensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Paleocene of United States (13: Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (7: New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous of United States (140: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas)

Total: 161 collections including 164 occurrences

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