Superfamily Ostreacea Rafinesque 1815 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida

Alternative spelling: Ostracea

Parent taxon: Ostreina according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Bieler and Mikkelsen 2006, Bolton and Portell 2013, Bouchet et al. 2010, Carter et al. 2011, Coan et al. 2000, Cooper 2002, Dockery 1982, Glenn 1904, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Lam and Morton 2009, Maxwell 1992, Nevesskaja 2009, Newell 1965, Ride et al. 1999, Rivera 1957, Squires 1984, Squires 1987, Stilwell et al. 2004, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980, Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxon: Ostreoidea

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Eocene of Libya (1)

• Jurassic of Spain (2), Tunisia (10)

• Triassic of New Zealand (1)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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