Lopha Röding 1798 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative spelling: Ostrea (Lopha)

Parent taxon: Lophinae according to S. Mendir et al. 2021

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Dockery 1982, Ladd and Hoffmeister 1945, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Moore 1987, Oostingh 1935, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Woodring 1925 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Abruptolopha, Alectryonella, Arctostrea, Cameleolopha, Lophini, Myrakeenini, Oscillolopha, Pseudoperna, Rastellum

Subtaxa: Lopha (Actinostreon) Lopha (Arctostrea) Lopha (Lopha) Lopha (Rastellum) Lopha blanfordi Lopha chlamydoides Lopha costata Lopha cotteaui Lopha cristagalli Lopha dageensis Lopha dieneri Lopha engelmanni Lopha eos Lopha euzebioi Lopha haidingeriana Lopha lombardi Lopha longifolium Lopha mesenterica Lopha murakamii Lopha papieri Lopha radiata Lopha simplexa Lopha stefaninii Lopha syphax Lopha teranosawensis Lopha vascularis Lopha vulsa Lopha wulanwulaensis Ostrea (Lopha) guppyi Ostrea (Lopha) hyotiformis Ostrea (Lopha) larva Ostrea (Lopha) paramegodon Ostrea (Lopha) sechura

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection), Eritrea (1), Mayotte (1), Yemen (4)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Fiji (1), Haiti (3), Indonesia (2), Jamaica (2), Mexico (2), Portugal (1), Tanzania (1), United States (3: California)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Ecuador (1), Fiji (12), Haiti (5), Indonesia (3), Italy (2), Libya (1), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Oligocene of Mexico (3), United States (46: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (1), Germany (1), Italy (2), Peru (4), United States (10: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (5), Algeria (5), Brazil (4), Egypt (5), France (1), Gabon (1), Hungary (2), Japan (8), Lebanon (1), Peru (2), Poland (1), Portugal (16), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (82: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas), Venezuela (4)

• Jurassic of Canada (3: British Columbia), Chile (16), China (3), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (2), France (57), Germany (2), India (2), Italy (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Kenya (14), Madagascar (2), Morocco (2), Portugal (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Somalia (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Tanzania (7), the United Kingdom (11), United States (11: Idaho, Montana, Utah)

• Triassic of Canada (1: Yukon), China (21), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Mexico (1), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (2), the United Arab Emirates (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: California, Oregon), Vietnam (1)

• Permian of China (15), Japan (3)

Total: 462 collections including 489 occurrences

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