Pteroperna Lycett 1850 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Alternative spelling: Pteria (Pteroperna)

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

See also Ros-Franch et al. 2014 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Pteroperna asinusoides Pteroperna costatula Pteroperna decorata Pteroperna kitadaniensis Pteroperna reticularis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Jurassic of Argentina (1 collection), Chile (3), China (2), France (19), Germany (2), India (4), Israel (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Portugal (35), Saudi Arabia (4), the United Kingdom (14), Yemen (1)

• Triassic of Iran (3), Malaysia (1)

Total: 94 collections including 103 occurrences

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