Gigantostrea Sacco 1897 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative spelling: Ostrea (Gigantostrea)

Parent taxon: Pycnodonteinae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Vialov 1936

Sister taxa: Hyotissa, Hyotissini, Labrostrea, Neopycnodonta, Neopycnodonte, Neopycnodonteini, Pycnodonte, Pycnodonteini, Texigryphaea

Subtaxa: Gigantostrea gigantica Gigantostrea trigonalis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (4: Florida collections)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Bulgaria (3), Hungary (1), Israel (1), Turkey (2), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (8), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (2), New Zealand (4), Romania (3), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (5), United States (30: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

Total: 70 collections each including a single occurrence

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