Family Pulvinitinae Stephenson 1941 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Malleidae

Alternative spelling: Pulvinitidae

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

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Nevesskaja 2009, Spencer et al. 2004 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Eligmus, Isognomoninae, Malleinae, Malleus, Malvufundus, Nayadina, Vulsella

Subtaxa: Pulvinites

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of France (1 collection), United States (1: Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (6), United States (4: Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee)

• Jurassic of Argentina (3)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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