Ptychopteria Hall 1883 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Full reference: J. Hall. 1883. Untitled Contractual Obligation Memorandum. Indiana Department of Geology and Natural Resources Annual Report 12:319-375

Parent taxon: Pterineidae according to A. D. Farjat 2020

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

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, Pterinea, Pteronitella, Pteronites, Pteronitina, Ahtioconcha

Subtaxa: Ptychopteria protoforme Ptychopteria pusilla Ptychopteria vespertilio

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pennsylvanian of China (1 collection)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (1), United States (1: West Virginia)

• Devonian of Australia (2), Canada (3: Northwest Territories, Nunavut), China (4), France (1), Germany (3), Libya (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (64: Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania), Venezuela (2)

• Silurian of the United Kingdom (6)

Total: 95 collections including 96 occurrences

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