Gryphaeostrea Conrad 1865 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative spellings: Gryphaea (Gryphaeostrea), Ostrea (Gryphaeostrea)

Parent taxon: Exogyrinae according to E. J. Moore 1987

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Maury 1936, Palmer and Brann 1965, Sepkoski 2002, Tashiro and Kozai 1982, Vokes 1980 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Amphidonte, Amphidonteini, Costagyra, Exogyra, Exogyrini, Fluctogyra, Nanogyra, Nanogyrini, Nutogyra, Planospirites, Vultogryphaea

Subtaxa: Gryphaea (Gryphaeostrea) pernambucensis Gryphaea (Gryphaeostrea) trachyoptera Gryphaeostrea canaliculata Gryphaeostrea kochiensis Gryphaeostrea vomer

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection), India (1), Italy (1), Libya (1), Panama (2)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Alabama, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Brazil (1), France (1), Italy (2), United States (16: Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina)

• Paleocene of Argentina (5), Belgium (2), France (1), Poland (2), United States (14: Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1), United States (7: New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (3), Belgium (2), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (6), Denmark (1), France (7), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Kazakhstan (4), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), Mozambique (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (5), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (8), United States (169: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah), Venezuela (1)

Total: 276 collections including 283 occurrences

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