Dendostrea frons Linnaeus 1758 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combinations: Lopha frons, Mytilus frons, Ostrea frons

Synonym: Ostrea (Lopha) folioides Woodring 1925

Belongs to Dendostrea according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Richards et al. 1969, Woodring 1925 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Dendostrea angermanni, Dendostrea crenulifera, Dendostrea folium, Dendostrea sandvichensis, Dendostrea vespertina, Dendrostrea frons

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Cayman Islands (1), Cuba (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene of Panama (2)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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