Pycnodonte heermanni Conrad 1855 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Ostrea heermanni, Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte) heermanni

Belongs to Pycnodonte according to C. L. Powell 2008

See also Grant and Gale 1931, Hanna 1926 and Moore 1987

Sister taxa: Gryphaea belli, Pycnodonta vesicularis, Pycnodonte (Costeina), Pycnodonte (Crenostrea), Pycnodonte (Gigantostrea), Pycnodonte (Pegma), Pycnodonte (Phygraea), Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte), Pycnodonte amakusensis, Pycnodonte costei, Pycnodonte gryphovicinus, Pycnodonte percrassa, Pycnodonte squarrosa, Pycnodonte trigonalis, Pycnodonte vesicularis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Mexico (2 collections), United States (5: California)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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