Saccostrea Dolfuss and Dautzenberg 1920 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Parent taxon: Crassostreinae according to K. Lam and B. Morton 2009

See also Lamprell and Healy 1998, Moore 1987, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Todd 2001 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Acutostrea, Crassostreini, Flemingostreini, Helvetostrea, Striostreini, Turkostreini

Subtaxa: Saccostrea cucculata Saccostrea cuccullata Saccostrea glomerata Saccostrea mordax Saccostrea palmula

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1), Eritrea (1), France (1), Hong Kong (1), Iran (1), Mexico (6), Mozambique (1), Panama (2), Peru (1), South Africa (5), Spain (1), Sudan (1), Thailand (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (2), Egypt (3), Indonesia (1), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), the Philippines (1), Spain (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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