Gigantostrea gigantica Solander in Brander 1766 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Chama gigantea, Gigantostrea gigantea, Ostrea (Gigantostrea) gigantica, Ostrea gigantea, Ostrea gigantica, Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte) gigantica, Pycnodonte gigantea, Pycnodonte gigantica

Belongs to Gigantostrea according to J.-M. Pacaud and J. Le Renard 1995

See also Glibert 1975, Glibert and van de Poel 1965, Le Renard 1994 and Vialov 1936

Sister taxon: Gigantostrea trigonalis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Oligocene of Austria (1 collection), Bulgaria (3), Hungary (1), Israel (1), Turkey (2)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (5), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (2), Romania (3), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (5)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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