Pycnodonte (Crenostrea) antiguensis Brown 1913 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Ostrea antiguensis, Pycnodonte antiguensis

Full reference: A. P. Brown. 1913. Notes on the Geology of the Island of Antigua. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 584-616

Belongs to Pycnodonte (Crenostrea) according to W. P. Woodring 1982

See also Jung 1971, Maury 1920 and Perrilliat 1994

Sister taxa: Crenostrea segurai, Pycnodonte (Crenostrea) achanes, Pycnodonte (Crenostrea) eldridgei, Pycnodonte (Crenostrea) verracruzana, Pycnodonte (Crenostrea) wuellerstorfi

Type specimen: ANSP 1653, a shell

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Grenada (1 collection)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), Puerto Rico (5), United States (2: Florida)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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