Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare Lamarck 1806 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Gryphaea vesicularis, Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesicularis, Pycnodonte vesiculare

Synonyms: Gryphaea proboscidea Archiac 1903, Ostrea hippopodium Nilsson 1827, Pycnodonta radiata Fischer de Waldheim 1835, Pycnodonta vesicularis hippopodium Nilsson 1827

Belongs to Pycnodonte (Phygraea) according to W. P. Elder 1996

See also Bobkova 1961, Dartevelle and Freneix 1957, Malchus 1990 and Malchus et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Phygraea badgeri, Phygraea haleyi, Phygraea lincolnensis, Phygraea stewarti, Pycnodonte (Phygraea) pacifica, Pycnodonte (Phygraea) proteus, Pycnodonte (Phygraea) pseudovesicularis, Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculosum, Pycnodonte (Phygraea) wratheri

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Denmark (2 collections), France (1)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (4), Austria (1), Belgium (1), the Czech Republic (2), Denmark (1), Egypt (11), France (3), Germany (2), Italy (1), Oman (1), Poland (9), the United Arab Emirates (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (9: Arkansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee)

Total: 50 collections each including a single occurrence

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