Pteria carixensis Cox 1928 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Full reference: L. R. Cox. 1928. The gastropod and lamellibranch molluscs, in The Belemnite marls of Charmouth, a series in the Lias of the Dorset Coast. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 84:233-245

Belongs to Pteria according to L. R. Cox 1928

Sister taxa: Pteria argentea, Pteria bisincilis, Pteria cabrai, Pteria clarki, Pteria colymbus, Pteria dianensis, Pteria elegans, Pteria fragilis, Pteria guizhouensis, Pteria hechuanensis, Pteria hertleini, Pteria hirundo, Pteria howei, Pteria infelix, Pteria inornata, Pteria interrupta, Pteria jordani, Pteria lata, Pteria limula, Pteria murchisoni, Pteria nasuta, Pteria notukeuensis, Pteria papyracea, Pteria pellucida, Pteria penguin, Pteria peregrina, Pteria plana, Pteria raricosta, Pteria richardsoni, Pteria rugosa, Pteria sanqiaoensis, Pteria spedeni, Pteria squamifera, Pteria sterna, Pteria ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Type specimen: BMNH L.48635, a valve (left valve). Its type locality is Bed 111, Lower Pale Band, Charmouth, which is in a Jamesoni offshore marl in the Belemnite Marls Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Bed 111, Lower Pale Band, Charmouth

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