Caneyella Girty 1910 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Full reference: G. H. Girty. 1910. New genera and species of Carboniferous fossils from the Fayetteville shale of Arkansas. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 20(3):189-238

Parent taxon: Pterineidae according to L. E. Anelli et al. 2006

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinodesma, Actinopterella, Actinopterellinae, Actinopteria, Alnifia, Anderkenia, Barbosaia, Bolsopteria, Cheiopteria, Cliopteria, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Dolichopteron, Ectenodesma, Eopterinea, Glyptodesma, Guichiella, Leiopteriinae, Leptodesma, Leptodesmatinae, Limoptera, Limopterinae, Merismopteria, Micropteriinae, Molinicola, Nennapteria, Oxytomoidea, Palaeopinna, Palaeopteria, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pterinea, Pteronitella, Pteronites, Pteronitina, Ptychopteria, Tolmaia, Wuxuanites, Ahtioconcha

Subtaxa: Caneyella peculiaris Caneyella richardsoni Caneyella wapanuckensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Indonesia (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of Brazil (3), the United Kingdom (16), United States (12: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Devonian of China (1)

Total: 33 collections including 35 occurrences

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