Pteria Scopoli 1777 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Synonyms: Anonica Oken 1815, Glaucoderma Poli 1795, Magnavicula Iredale 1939

Parent taxon: Pteriidae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Dockery 1982, Grant, IV and Gale 1931, Kiessling 2009, Lamprell and Healy 1998, Moore 1983, Ros-Franch et al. 2014, Russell and Landes 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Squires 2001 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Actinopterinia, Arcavicula, Austropteria, Confusionella, Dattinae, Electroma, Eopinctada, Joachymia, Limopteria, Pachyperna, Phelopteria, Pinctada, Pseudaucella, Pterelectroma, Pteriinae, Pterinellinae, Pteroperna, Ptychopterinia, Rhaetavicula, Rhynchopterus, Somapteria, Stefaninia, Triaxus

Subtaxa: Pteria (Margaritifera) Pteria argentea Pteria berryi Pteria bisincilis Pteria cabrai Pteria carixensis Pteria cassiana Pteria clarki Pteria colymbus Pteria datongensis Pteria dianensis Pteria elegans Pteria fragilis Pteria guizhouensis Pteria hechuanensis Pteria hertleini Pteria hirundo Pteria howei Pteria infelix Pteria inornata Pteria interrupta Pteria jordani Pteria kitakamiensis Pteria kitsoni Pteria laksel Pteria lata Pteria limula Pteria mazatlanica Pteria murchisoni Pteria nasuta Pteria notukeuensis Pteria papyracea Pteria pellucida Pteria penguin Pteria peregrina Pteria plana Pteria raricosta Pteria rugosa Pteria sanqiaoensis Pteria spedeni Pteria sterna Pteria sturi Pteria ussurica Pteria yonganensis

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Type: Mytilus hirundo

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), Iran (1), Japan (1), Mexico (2), Panama (1), United States (11: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Haiti (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (4), Japan (1), Panama (1), United States (3: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Brazil (4), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (4), France (2), Germany (1), Grenada (2), Indonesia (1), Moldova (1), New Zealand (3), Panama (13), Puerto Rico (1), United States (11: California, Florida)

• Oligocene of France (25), Germany (1), Hungary (2), Mexico (1), United States (20: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Bulgaria (1), Mexico (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (87: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of United States (10: Alabama, Maryland, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), Canada (10: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Cuba (1), Germany (5), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), Peru (1), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (1), Sweden (1), United States (93: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of United States (1: Alaska)

• Jurassic of Chile (3), China (5), France (3), Germany (2), India (24), Japan (3), Kenya (1), New Zealand (1), Portugal (30), Romania (2), Spain (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (19), United States (1: Alaska)

• Triassic of Austria (7), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (118), Egypt (1), Hungary (7), India (1), Iran (1), Italy (32), Japan (8), Kazakhstan (2), Malaysia (1), New Zealand (3), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (11), Slovakia (3), Slovenia (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (20: Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming), Vietnam (10)

• Permian to Triassic of China (21)

• Permian of China (8), the Russian Federation (1), Tanzania (4), United States (3: Alaska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Osagean of United States (1: Indiana)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (1: Alaska)

• Devonian of the Czech Republic (1), the Russian Federation (3), Ukraine (1), Vietnam (4)

Total: 730 collections including 815 occurrences

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