Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combination: Gryphaea suborbiculata

Synonyms: Amphidonta columba Lamarck 1819, Amphidonte columba Lamarck 1819, Exogyra columba Lamarck 1819, Gryphaea columba Lamarck 1819, Gryphaea silicea Lamarck 1819, Gryphites ratisbonensis Schlotheim 1813

Belongs to Rhynchostreon according to S. Schneider et al. 2013

See also Bobkova 1961, Lamarck 1819, Malchus 1990 and Quarto di Palo 1970

Sister taxa: Rhynchostreon mermeti, Rhynchostreon plicatulum

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Algeria (2 collections), the Czech Republic (3), Egypt (42), France (7), Germany (1), Libya (1), Morocco (1), Spain (2), Tunisia (1)

Total: 60 collections each including a single occurrence

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