Cornellites Williams 1908 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Alternative spellings: Pterinea (Cornellites), Ptychopteria (Cornellites)

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

See also Bailey 1983, Cox et al. 1969 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Ptychopteria (Cornellites) fasciculata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta collection)

• Devonian of Australia (3), Germany (2), New Zealand (3), the Russian Federation (1), United States (82: Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia), Vietnam (1)

• Silurian of Canada (2: Ontario), United States (25: New York)

Total: 120 collections including 129 occurrences

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