Agerostrea falcata Morton 1827 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Flemingostreidae

Alternative combinations: Arctostrea falcata, Lopha (Arctostrea) falcata, Lopha falcata, Ostrea falcata

Synonym: Ostrea (Alectryonia) larva White 1884

Belongs to Agerostrea according to M. Aberhan 2010

See also Bobkova 1961, Kosnik 2002, Owens et al. 1970, Stephenson 1923 and Stephenson 1941

Sister taxa: Agerostrea mesenterica, Agerostrea rouxi, Agerostrea ungulatus, Lopha mesenterica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (1 collection), Kazakhstan (1), United States (60: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

Total: 62 collections each including a single occurrence

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