Pinctada margaritifera (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Belongs to Pinctada according to B. Wilson 2002

Sister taxa: Pinctada albina, Pinctada imbricata, Pinctada maculata, Pinctada margaritiferus, Pinctada maxima, Pteria (Pinctada) mazatlanica, Meleagrina crassicardia

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Iran (1 collection), Japan (2), United States (1: Hawaii)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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