Crassostrea vaquerosensis Loel and Corey 1932 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combination: Ostrea vaquerosensis

Full reference: W. Loel and W. H. Corey. 1932. The Vaqueros Formation, Lower Miocene of California (Part 1). University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 22(3):31-410

Belongs to Crassostrea according to E. J. Moore 1987

See also Loel and Corey 1932

Sister taxa: Crassostrea afra, Crassostrea alabamiensis, Crassostrea angulata, Crassostrea ashleyi, Crassostrea columbiensis, Crassostrea contracta, Crassostrea corteziensis, Crassostrea cucullaris, Crassostrea cuebana, Crassostrea cyathula, Crassostrea cymaeformis, Crassostrea gigas, Crassostrea gryphoides, Crassostrea hatcheri, Crassostrea kawauchidensis, Crassostrea patagonica, Crassostrea raincourti, Crassostrea rhizophorae, Crassostrea rutiformis, Crassostrea sikamea, Crassostrea tenera, Crassostrea titan, Crassostrea transitoria, Crassostrea virginica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (3: California collections)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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