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Crassostrea patagonica

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Ostrea patagonica was named by d'Orbigny (1842). It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Crassostrea patagonica by Griffin and Nielsen (2008).

  • Ostrea ferrarisi was named by d'Orbigny (1842) [DISTRIBUTION: Cenozoic; Argentina. TYPE SPECIMEN: based on syntypes MNHN Gg2002/107.]. Its type specimen is MNHN Gg2002/107, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil.

    It was synonymized subjectively with Crassostrea patagonica by Griffin and Nielsen (2008).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Ostrea ferrarisi d'Orbigny
1842Ostrea patagonica d'Orbigny
2008Crassostrea patagonica Griffin and Nielsen p. 27

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderOstreida(FĂ«russac 1822)
suborderOstreidina(Ferussac 1822)
superfamilyOstreoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyOstreidaeRafinesque 1815
genusCrassostreaSacco 1897
speciespatagonica(d'Orbigny 1842)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitef
Environment: hypersaline, marine, brackishf
Locomotion: stationaryg
Attached: yesg
Life habit: epifaunalg
Diet: suspension feederg
Vision: blindc
Created: 2009-08-18 17:09:48
Modified: 2009-08-18 19:09:48
Source: g = genus, f = family, c = class
References: Hendy et al. 2009, Kiessling 2003, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Aquitanian to the top of the Messinian or 23.03000 to 5.33300 Ma

Collections (11 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Deseadan29.0 - 21.0Argentina (Santa Cruz) Ostrea patagonica (50073)
Aquitanian - Burdigalian23.03 - 15.97Argentina Ostrea patagonica (45887)
Miocene23.03 - 5.333Argentina Ostrea patagonica (54123)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Argentina (Chubut) Ostrea patagonica (56992)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Argentina (Entre Rios) Ostrea patagonica (13626)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Argentina Ostrea patagonica (41478 41480 41481 41483 41485)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Argentina Ostrea patagonica, Ostrea ferrarisi (13092)