Pterinea Goldfuss 1832 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Alternative spelling: Pterinaea

Synonym: Caritodens

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

See also Bailey 1983, Bouchet et al. 2010, Cox et al. 1969, Pojeta 1971 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinodesma, Actinopterella, Actinopterellinae, Actinopteria, Alnifia, Anderkenia, Barbosaia, Caneyella, Cliopteria, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Dolichopteron, Ectenodesma, Guichiella, Leiopteriinae, Leptodesma, Leptodesmatinae, Limoptera, Limopterinae, Merismopteria, Micropteriinae, Molinicola, Newsomella, Palaeopinna, Palaeopteria, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pteronitella, Pteronites, Pteronitina, Ptychopteria, Ahtioconcha

Subtaxa: Pterinea demissa Pterinea flabellum Pterinea goldfussi Pterinea mclearni Pterinea newarkensis Pterinea pintoensis Pterinea prolifica Pterinea subasperula Pterinea thisbe Pterinea waylandsmithi

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Triassic of Germany (2 collections)

• Permian of Pakistan (1)

• Mississippian of United States (1: California)

• Devonian of Antarctica (1), Australia (6), Canada (1: New Brunswick), China (1), Colombia (1), Germany (1), New Zealand (2), Poland (1), United States (4: Alaska, New York), Vietnam (2)

• Silurian to Devonian of Algeria (1)

• Niagaran of United States (1: Indiana)

• Silurian of Algeria (2), Canada (13: Anticosti, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (1), Greenland (1), Jordan (1), Lithuania (3), Morocco (1), Sweden (4), the United Kingdom (16), United States (74: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan and Ohio, New York, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Ordovician of Australia (4), Bolivia (1), Canada (26: Ontario, Quebec), Greenland (1), Morocco (1), Norway (1), United States (181: Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 357 collections including 368 occurrences

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