Posidonia Bronn 1828 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Posidoniidae

Synonym: Posidonomya Bronn 1835 [objective synonym]

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Clapham 2015 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amonotis, Bositra, Caenodiotis, Didymotis, Ellesmerella, Magnolobia, Multisidonia, Posidonotis, Pterohalobia, Steinmannia, Veldidenella

Subtaxa: Posidonia becheri Posidonia blatchleyi Posidonia daytonensis Posidonia dianensis Posidonia girtyi Posidonia jacksoni Posidonia madisonensis Posidonia minuta Posidonia olenekensis Posidonia semiundata Posidonia somaliensis Posidonia stella Posidonia wengensis Posidonomya hausmanni

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Type: Posidonia minuta

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta, British Columbia collections)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), Somalia (3), United States (4: California), Yemen (4)

• Triassic of Bulgaria (2), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (49), Hungary (3), Italy (24), Laos (1), Malaysia (1), Nepal (3), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (5), Slovakia (1), Spain (3), Thailand (2), United States (9: Alaska, California, Nevada), Vietnam (3)

• Permian of China (5), Japan (4), the Russian Federation (6)

• Westphalian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Carboniferous of China (2), the Czech Republic (3), France (1), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (65), United States (8: Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New mexico, Ohio, Virginia)

• Mississippian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Devonian of China (1), Germany (1), Libya (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), Vietnam (2)

Total: 229 collections including 272 occurrences

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