Pteria argentea Conrad 1848 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Alternative combination: Avicula argentea

Belongs to Pteria according to D. T. Dockery 1982

Sister taxa: Pteria bisincilis, Pteria cabrai, Pteria carixensis, Pteria clarki, Pteria colymbus, Pteria datongensis, Pteria dianensis, Pteria elegans, Pteria fragilis, Pteria guizhouensis, Pteria hechuanensis, Pteria hertleini, Pteria hirundo, Pteria howei, Pteria infelix, Pteria inornata, Pteria interrupta, Pteria jordani, Pteria kitakamiensis, Pteria lata, Pteria limula, Pteria murchisoni, Pteria nasuta, Pteria notukeuensis, Pteria papyracea, Pteria pellucida, Pteria penguin, Pteria peregrina, Pteria plana, Pteria raricosta, Pteria richardsoni, Pteria rugosa, Pteria sanqiaoensis, Pteria spedeni, Pteria squamifera, Pteria sterna, Pteria ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Type specimen: ANSP 30644, a shell

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (17: Mississippi collections)

• Eocene of United States (1: Georgia)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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