Pteronites McCoy 1842 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Parent taxon: Pterineidae according to T. E. Yancey et al. 2022

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Actinodesma, Actinopterella, Actinopterellinae, Actinopteria, Alnifia, Anderkenia, Barbosaia, Caneyella, Cliopteria, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Dolichopteron, Ectenodesma, Guichiella, Leiopteriinae, Leptodesma, Leptodesmatinae, Limoptera, Limopterinae, Merismopteria, Micropteriinae, Molinicola, Newsomella, Palaeopinna, Palaeopteria, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pterinea, Pteronitella, Pteronitina, Ptychopteria, Ahtioconcha

Subtaxa: Pteronites magnus Pteronites timanicus Pteronites zhongshengongensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of China (2 collections), the Russian Federation (4)

• Virgilian of United States (23: Illinois, Texas)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah)

• Mississippian of United States (1: California)

• Devonian to Carboniferous of the United Kingdom (1)

• Silurian of China (1)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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