Ilymatogyra (Afrogyra) africana Lamarck 1801 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combination: Gryphaea africana

Synonyms: Exogyra africana Lamarck 1882, Exogyra densata Conrad 1852, Gryphaea secunda Lamarck 1819, Ostrea africana Lamarck 1869, Ostrea auressensis Coquand 1862

Belongs to Ilymatogyra (Afrogyra) according to N. Malchus 1990

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Brazil (10 collections), Egypt (44), Iran (5), Italy (1), Jordan (1), Libya (1), Peru (2), Tunisia (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 66 collections each including a single occurrence

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