Pterinea demissa Conrad 1842 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

Alternative combinations: Avicula demissa, Caritodens demissa

Belongs to Pterinea according to J. Pojeta 1971

See also Foerste 1914 and Foerste 1924

Sister taxa: Pterinea mclearni, Pterinea prolifica, Pterinea subasperula, Pterinea waylandsmithi

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (23: Ontario, Quebec collections), United States (71: Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee)

Total: 94 collections each including a single occurrence

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