Hyotissa haitensis Sowerby 1850 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Ostrea haitensis, Ostrea haytensis, Pycnodonta haitensis

Synonyms: Ostrea (Pycnodonte) gatunensis Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Ostrea gatunensis Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Ostrea tamiamiensis Brown and Pilsbry 1932

Belongs to Hyotissa according to M. C. Perrilliat 1994

See also Anderson 1929, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Cooke 1919, Hodson et al. 1927, Olsson and Petit 1964, Olsson and Richards 1961, Ward 1992 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Hyotissa aguaclarensis, Hyotissa hyotis, Hyotissa imbricata, Hyotissa paraguanensis, Hyotissa polylopha, Hyotissa semipiana, Hyotissa tryoni, Hyotissa virleti, Parahyotissa (Parahyotissa), Parahyotissa (Numismoida)

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Colombia (1 collection), the Dominican Republic (1), United States (9: Florida, South Carolina)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), Colombia (1), Cuba (3), Haiti (10), Mexico (1), Panama (31), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (20: Florida, Maryland)

• Oligocene of Costa Rica (1)

Total: 81 collections each including a single occurrence

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