Pteria colymbus Röding 1798 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

Alternative combination: Pinctada colymbus

Belongs to Pteria according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Richards et al. 1969

Sister taxa: Pteria argentea, Pteria bisincilis, Pteria cabrai, Pteria carixensis, Pteria clarki, Pteria datongensis, Pteria dianensis, Pteria elegans, Pteria fragilis, Pteria guizhouensis, Pteria hechuanensis, Pteria hertleini, Pteria hirundo, Pteria howei, Pteria infelix, Pteria inornata, Pteria interrupta, Pteria jordani, Pteria kitakamiensis, Pteria lata, Pteria limula, Pteria murchisoni, Pteria nasuta, Pteria notukeuensis, Pteria papyracea, Pteria pellucida, Pteria penguin, Pteria peregrina, Pteria plana, Pteria raricosta, Pteria richardsoni, Pteria rugosa, Pteria sanqiaoensis, Pteria spedeni, Pteria squamifera, Pteria sterna, Pteria ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (10: Florida, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of United States (2: South Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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