Actinodesma Sandberger 1856 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Parent taxon: Pterineidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Ambler 1992 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinopterella, Actinopteria, Caneyella, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Ectenodesma, Guichiella, Leptodesma, Limoptera, Molinicola, Palaeopteria, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pterinea, Pteronitella, Ptychopteria

Subtaxa: Actinodesma (Actinodesma)

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of China (1 collection), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (3), Italy (1), Libya (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (12: New York, Ohio)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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