Gyrostrea Mirkamalov 1963 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Parent taxon: Flemingostreini according to M. R. Cooper 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Gyrostrea (Vatonnei) Gyrostrea antwani Gyrostrea anubis Gyrostrea besairiei Gyrostrea hinchada Gyrostrea turkestanensis

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Type: Exogyra turkestanensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (3 collections), Algeria (4), Bulgaria (1), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (27), France (2), Hungary (1), India (1), Italy (1), Libya (3), Madagascar (4), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Mozambique (1), Nigeria (4), Oman (1), Peru (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Tunisia (1), Turkmenistan (1), USSR (5), United States (9: Alabama, Georgia, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 76 collections including 97 occurrences

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