Crassostrea contracta Conrad 1865 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combination: Ostrea contracta

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

Sister taxa: Crassostrea afra, Crassostrea alabamiensis, Crassostrea angulata, Crassostrea ashleyi, Crassostrea columbiensis, Crassostrea corteziensis, Crassostrea cucullaris, Crassostrea cuebana, Crassostrea cyathula, Crassostrea cymaeformis, Crassostrea gigas, Crassostrea gryphoides, Crassostrea hatcheri, Crassostrea kawauchidensis, Crassostrea patagonica, Crassostrea raincourti, Crassostrea rhizophorae, Crassostrea rutiformis, Crassostrea sikamea, Crassostrea tenera, Crassostrea titan, Crassostrea transitoria, Crassostrea vaquerosensis, Crassostrea virginica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (10 collections), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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