Palaeopteria Whiteaves 1897 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Parent taxon: Pterineidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinodesma, Actinopterella, Actinopterellinae, Actinopteria, Caneyella, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Ectenodesma, Guichiella, Leiopteriinae, Leptodesma, Leptodesmatinae, Limoptera, Limopterinae, Micropteriinae, Molinicola, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pterinea, Pteronitella, Ptychopteria, Ahtioconcha

Subtaxa: Palaeopteria parvula

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (2: Manitoba collections), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Kentucky)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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