Undulostrea megodon Hanley 1846 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combinations: Agerostrea megadon, Ostrea (Agerostrea) megadon, Ostrea (Alectryonia) megadon, Ostrea (Lopha) megadon, Ostrea megadon, Ostrea megodon, Ostreola megodon

Synonyms: Ostrea cerrosensis Gabb 1866, Ostrea gallus Valenciennes 1846, Ostrea megadon cerrosensis Gabb 1866

Belongs to Undulostrea according to A. Hendy 2021

See also Anderson 1929, Coan and Valentich-Scott 2012, Gabb 1866, Grant, IV and Gale 1931, Jordan and Hertlein 1926, Moore 1987, Olsson 1922, Olsson 1964, Raith et al. 2016 and Stewart 1930

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Undulostrea megodon: ANSP 4494, a shell
  • Ostrea cerrosensis:
  • Ostrea gallus:

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), Mexico (2), Panama (1), Peru (5), United States (2: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ecuador (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Costa Rica (3), Ecuador (6), Mexico (12), Panama (1), Peru (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (2)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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