Pycnodonta vesicularis Lamarck 1806 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combination: Ostrea vesicularis

Synonym: Ostrea szajnochai Choffat 1888

Belongs to Pycnodonta according to E. Dartevelle and S. Freneix 1957

See also Dhondt and Jagt 1987, El Qot 2006, Elder 1996, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Malchus et al. 1994, Quarto di Palo 1970, Stephenson 1923 and Taylor 1988

Sister taxa: Gryphaea belli, Pycnodonte (Costeina), Pycnodonte (Crenostrea), Pycnodonte (Gigantostrea), Pycnodonte (Pegma), Pycnodonte (Phygraea), Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte), Pycnodonte amakusensis, Pycnodonte costei, Pycnodonte gryphovicinus, Pycnodonte heermanni, Pycnodonte percrassa, Pycnodonte squarrosa, Pycnodonte trigonalis, Pycnodonte vesicularis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Libya (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of the Congo-Brazzaville (2), France (1), India (1), Jordan (1), Mozambique (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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