Hyotissa hyotis Linnaeus 1758 (Honeycomb Oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Lopha hyotis, Mytilus hyotis, Ostrea (Lopha) hyotis, Ostrea hyotis

Synonyms: Hyotissa fisheri Dall 1914, Ostrea fischeri Dall 1914, Ostrea fisheri Dall 1914

Belongs to Hyotissa according to M. Raith et al. 2016

See also Azzaroli 1958, Durham 1950, Freneix et al. 1988, Grant and Gale 1931, Ladd and Hoffmeister 1945, Moore 1987, Mukerjee 1939, Perrilliat 1994, Rosenberg et al. 2006, Skwarko 1994, Wilson 2002 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Hyotissa aguaclarensis, Hyotissa haitensis, Hyotissa imbricata, Hyotissa paraguanensis, Hyotissa polylopha, Hyotissa semipiana, Hyotissa tryoni, Hyotissa virleti

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (2 collections), Eritrea (1), Iran (1), Japan (2), Kenya (2), Spain (2), Sudan (1), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (2)

• Pliocene of Algeria (3), India (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (4), Australia (1), Austria (8), Fiji (1), India (3), Indonesia (2), Morocco (2), Poland (2), Somalia (5), South Africa (1)

• Oligocene of Turkey (2)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

Total: 51 collections each including a single occurrence

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