Nicaisolopha Vyalov 1936 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

Parent taxon: Ostreidae according to G. M. El Qot 2006

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ambigostrea, Anulostrea, Booneostrea, Crassostrea, Crassostreinae, Curvostrea, Denostrea, Margostrea, Notostrea, Oscillopha, Ostrea, Ostreinae, Peilinia, Planostrea, Pulvinostrea, Pustulostrea, Quadrostrea, Saccostreinae, Striostreinae, Umbrostrea, Undulostrea

Subtaxa: Nicaisolopha lyonsi Nicaisolopha nicaisei Nicaisolopha tissoti Nicaisolopha tridacnaeformis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (1 collection), South Africa (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (1)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (6), Egypt (6), India (1), Jordan (1), Libya (2), Madagascar (1), Mozambique (1), Nigeria (1), Peru (11), Senegal (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Tunisia (4), Turkmenistan (1), United States (1: New Mexico)

Total: 41 collections including 46 occurrences

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