Hyotissa virleti Deshayes 1832 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Gryphaea virleti, Ostrea (Alectryonia) virleti, Ostrea (Lopha) virleti, Ostrea virleti

Belongs to Hyotissa according to M. M. El-Hedeny 2005

See also Azzaroli 1958, Cox 1936, Deraniyagala 1969, Lumley et al. 1988, Vredenburg 1921 and Vredenburg 1928

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

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (1 collection), France (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Sudan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (2)

• Miocene of Egypt (2), Iran (3), Madagascar (1), Somalia (3), Sri Lanka (2)

• Eocene of Myanmar (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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