Crassostrea titan Conrad 1853 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Alternative combinations: Ostrea (Crassostrea) titan, Ostrea titan

Synonyms: Ostrea andersoni Adegoke 1969, Ostrea prior Grant and Eaton 1941, Ostrea titan prior Grant and Eaton 1941

Belongs to Crassostrea according to E. J. Moore 1987

See also Adegoke 1969

Sister taxa: Crassostrea afra, Crassostrea alabamiensis, Crassostrea angulata, Crassostrea ashleyi, Crassostrea columbiensis, Crassostrea contracta, Crassostrea corteziensis, Crassostrea cucullaris, Crassostrea cuebana, Crassostrea cyathula, Crassostrea cymaeformis, Crassostrea gigas, Crassostrea gryphoides, Crassostrea hatcheri, Crassostrea kawauchidensis, Crassostrea patagonica, Crassostrea raincourti, Crassostrea rhizophorae, Crassostrea rutiformis, Crassostrea sikamea, Crassostrea tenera, Crassostrea transitoria, Crassostrea vaquerosensis, Crassostrea virginica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Mexico (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of United States (7: California)

• Oligocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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