Placopterina Hoare et al. 1978 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Full reference: R. D. Hoare, M. T. Sturgeon, and E.A. Kindt. 1978. New Pennsylvanian bivalves and occurrences of Pseudoconocardium from Ohio and West Virginia. Journal of Paleontology 52(5):1023-1036

Parent taxon: Pterineidae according to R. D. Hoare et al. 1978

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Placopterina ohioensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at LIm-1. Float by radio tower on Bald Knob ( of Ohio)

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