Crassostrea cyathula Lamarck 1806 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combination: Ostrea cyathula

Synonym: Ostrea planicosta Deshayes 1832

Full reference: J. -B. Lamarck. 1806. Mémoires sur les fossiles des environs de Paris (suite 6). Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 7:53-430

Belongs to Crassostrea according to R. Marquet et al. 2008

See also Favre 1917 and Gitton et al. 1986

Sister taxa: Crassostrea afra, Crassostrea alabamiensis, Crassostrea angulata, Crassostrea ashleyi, Crassostrea columbiensis, Crassostrea contracta, Crassostrea corteziensis, Crassostrea cucullaris, Crassostrea cuebana, Crassostrea cymaeformis, Crassostrea gigas, Crassostrea gryphoides, Crassostrea hatcheri, Crassostrea kawauchidensis, Crassostrea patagonica, Crassostrea raincourti, Crassostrea rhizophorae, Crassostrea rutiformis, Crassostrea sikamea, Crassostrea tenera, Crassostrea titan, Crassostrea transitoria, Crassostrea vaquerosensis, Crassostrea virginica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Belgium (1 collection), Bulgaria (2), Denmark (1), France (26), Germany (1), Hungary (2)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (6)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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