Conradostrea Ward and Blackwelder 1987 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Full reference: L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder. 1987. Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Mollusca from the James City and Chowan River Formations at Lee Creek Mine. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 61:113-283

Parent taxon: Ostreinae according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Amphidonta, Avia, Cryptostreini, Cubitostrea, Dendostrea, Fatina, Flemingostrea, Odontogryphaea, Ostreini, Ostreola, Pustulostreini, Undulostreini, Lopha, Arctostrea, Myrakeenini, Abruptolopha, Pseudoperna, Oscillolopha, Lophini, Alectryonella

Subtaxa: Conradostrea greeni Conradostrea lawrencei Conradostrea osculum Conradostrea sculpturata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (33: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (41: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Colombia (1)

Total: 77 collections including 78 occurrences

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