†family Arctostreidae Vialov 1983 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Arctostreidae

Parent taxon: Ostreoidea according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Bouchet et al. 2010

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Arctostreinae Palaeolophinae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (1 collection), Algeria (5), Argentina (4), Belgium (1), Brazil (1), Bulgaria (1), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (3), Egypt (6), France (13), Germany (2), India (1), Iran (3), Italy (2), Japan (15), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (2), Madagascar (1), Mozambique (1), the Netherlands (1), Pakistan (1), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (3), Sweden (1), Tunisia (2), Turkey (1), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (4: Alabama)

• Jurassic of India (3), Japan (2), Mexico (1), Poland (2)

Total: 96 collections including 102 occurrences

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