Cheiopteria (clam)

Bivalvia - Pterioida

Parent taxon: Pterioida according to J. J., Jr. Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amuropecten, Annulinectes, Arctomyalina, Arzelella, Bakevellidae, Barehamia, Canadotis, Capedopecten, Carinonychia, Cleidochondrella, Colpentolium, Cornutoentolium, Costentolium, Cussetostrea, Dorcadungula, Echinopecten, Entomonotis, Euthymipecten, Fibrosopecten, Freneixita, Freneixostrea, Fylgia, Gervilleiogoma, Gervilletia, Gervillia hanitschi, Gondwanella, Grabella, Gryphaeligmus, Ignara, Indonectes, Intodesma, Jeletzkiella, Kabyaipecten, Kobayshites, Konbostrea, Lamellotacea, Lentilla, Lithioperna, Loemmelella, Longidaonella, Lywcea, Minervapecten, Moussonella, Mysidoptera, Neitheops, Neoentolium, Nodonychia, Notochlamy, Novaculaperma, Opiotoptera, Pacimonotis, Periclaria, Pichlerella, Pinnina, Platygena, Pomiropecten, Praeaucellina, Praebuchia, Praesondylopecten, Proostrea, Prospondylidea, Pseudogyra, Pseudovola, Pteriina, Pterinoactinodesma, Pterioidina, Raricardium, Rhyssomytiloides, Scythemtolium, Soleniscostrea, Sorngyaceramus, Spia, Stappyersella, Tarturia, Titaonpecten, Trematiconcha, Unica, Uralopteria, Vertinomia, Wuxuanites, Xenium

Subtaxa: Cheiopteria glabra

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Morocco (1 collection), Poland (2)

• Silurian to Devonian of Poland (1)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (2), France (1), Italy (4), Morocco (2), Poland (1)

Total: 14 collections including 16 occurrences

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