Subfamily Crassostreinae Scarlato and Starobogatov 1979 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Parent taxon: Ostreidae according to M. Raith et al. 2016

See also Beu 2006, Carter et al. 2011, Lam and Morton 2009, Lamprell and Healy 1998 and Moore 1987

Sister taxa: Ambigostrea, Anulostrea, Booneostrea, Crassostrea, Curvostrea, Denostrea, Margostrea, Nicaisolopha, Notostrea, Oscillopha, Ostrea, Ostreinae, Peilinia, Planostrea, Pulvinostrea, Pustulostrea, Quadrostrea, Saccostreinae, Striostreinae, Umbrostrea, Undulostrea

Subtaxa: Acutostrea Crassostreini Flemingostreini Helvetostrea Saccostrea Striostreini Turkostreini

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1), Eritrea (1), France (1), Hong Kong (1), Iran (1), Mexico (6), Mozambique (1), Panama (2), Peru (1), South Africa (5), Spain (1), Sudan (1), Thailand (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (2), Egypt (3), Indonesia (1), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), the Philippines (1), Spain (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (7: California, Oregon, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (3: California)

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (2), Belgium (1), Egypt (6), France (1), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (3), Libya (1), the Netherlands (2), Niger (5), Oman (1), Pakistan (1), Poland (6), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1), United States (89: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of Switzerland (2)

Total: 178 collections including 179 occurrences

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