Aviculopinna peracuta Shumard and Swallow 1858 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pinnidae

Alternative combinations: Pinna peracuta, Pteronites peracuta

Full reference: B. F. Shumard and G.C. Swallow. 1858. Descriptions of new fossils from the Coal Measures of Missouri and Kansas. Academy of Science of St. Louis Transactions 1:198-227

Belongs to Aviculopinna according to L. E. Anelli et al. 2006

See also Kues 1995 and Yancey 1978

Sister taxon: Aviculopinna prisca

Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of United States (14: Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah collections)

• Virgilian of United States (21: Kansas, Ohio)

• Carboniferous of Brazil (1), United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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