Actinopteria Hall 1884 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Alternative spelling: Ptychopteria (Actinopteria)

Full reference: J. Hall. 1884. Lamellibranchiata, I. Monomyaria of the Upper Helderberg, Hamilton, Portage and Chemung Groups . New York Geological Survey, Paleontology 5(1):1-268

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

See also Chen and Lan 1976 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinodesma, Actinopterella, Actinopterellinae, Caneyella, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Ectenodesma, Guichiella, Leiopteriinae, Leptodesma, Leptodesmatinae, Limoptera, Limopterinae, Micropteriinae, Molinicola, Palaeopteria, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pterinea, Pteronitella, Ptychopteria, Ahtioconcha

Subtaxa: Actinopteria acinaces Actinopteria boydi Actinopteria pumila Actinopteria resplendens Ptychopteria (Actinopteria) problematica

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (3 collections)

• Carboniferous of the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (40)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Devonian of Algeria (1), Argentina (2), Australia (29), Brazil (4), Canada (2: Quebec), China (12), Colombia (2), the Czech Republic (2), France (2), Germany (2), Italy (1), Libya (1), New Zealand (5), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (4), Spain (6), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (220: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Venezuela (3)

• Silurian to Devonian of Argentina (1), Poland (1), Spain (1)

• Silurian of Argentina (2), Australia (1), China (3), the Czech Republic (4), Ireland (3), Italy (1), Norway (1), Poland (5), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (7), United States (9: Florida, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Wisconsin)

Total: 402 collections including 416 occurrences

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