Crassostrea virginica Gmelin 1791

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combinations: Ostrea (Crassostrea) virginica, Ostrea virginiana, Ostrea virginica

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

See also Bolton and Portell 2013, De Buisonjé 1974, DuBar 1958, Holmes 1860, Olsson and Harbison 1953, Richards 1962, Spencer et al. 2004, Ward 1998 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Crassostrea (Heterostrea), Crassostrea afra, Crassostrea alabamiensis, Crassostrea angulata, Crassostrea ashleyi, Crassostrea columbiensis, Crassostrea contracta, Crassostrea corteziensis, Crassostrea cucullaris, Crassostrea cuebana, Crassostrea cyathula, Crassostrea cymaeformis, Crassostrea englekyi, Crassostrea eucorrugata, Crassostrea gigas, Crassostrea gryphoides, Crassostrea hatcheri, Crassostrea kawauchidensis, Crassostrea laperrinei, Crassostrea patagonica, Crassostrea raincourti, Crassostrea rhizophorae, Crassostrea rutiformis, Crassostrea sikamea, Crassostrea soudanensis, Crassostrea tectonica, Crassostrea tenera, Crassostrea titan, Crassostrea transitoria, Crassostrea vaquerosensis

Subtaxa: Crassostrea virginica auroraensis Crassostrea virginica labellensis Ostrea virginica falconensis

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• Quaternary of Panama (2 collections), United States (98: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Trinidad and Tobago (3), United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Netherlands Antilles (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2), United States (5: Delaware, New Jersey), Venezuela (10)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

• Paleocene of India (1)

Total: 131 collections each including a single occurrence

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