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Avicula Bruguière 1791 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 84043

Parent taxon: Pteriidae according to R. Tate 1886

Sister taxa: Actinopterinia, Arcavicula, Austropteria, Confusionella, Dattinae, Electroma, Eopinctada, Limopteria, Phelopteria, Pinctada, Pseudaucella, Pterelectroma, Pteria, Pteriinae, Pterinellinae, Pteroperna, Ptychopterinia, Rhaetavicula, Rhynchopterus, Somapteria, Stefaninia, Triaxus

Subtaxa: Avicula (Oxytoma), Avicula aculeata, Avicula aequivalvis, Avicula alternans, Avicula arcoidea, Avicula arcuata, Avicula aspera, Avicula atlantica, Avicula azzarola, Avicula bifrons, Avicula bittneri, Avicula boeckhi, Avicula bronni, Avicula carinthiaca, Avicula caudata, Avicula caudataeformis, Avicula cingulata, Avicula cortinensis, Avicula cosmeta, Avicula crispata, Avicula dalailamae, Avicula decipiens, Avicula depressa, Avicula deshayesi, Avicula destefanoi, Avicula difficilis, Avicula dunkeri, Avicula eximia, Avicula falcata, Avicula frechii, Avicula gainsana, Avicula gallensteini, Avicula gessneri, Avicula geyeri, Avicula glaberrima, Avicula globulus, Avicula grabovicensis, Avicula gregaria, Avicula hallensis, Avicula hofmanni, Avicula homfrayi, Avicula insolita, Avicula janiriformis, Avicula japodica, Avicula kautzkyi, Avicula keyserlingi, Avicula kokeni, Avicula kossmati, Avicula kutassyi, Avicula laczkoi, Avicula launsdorfiensis, Avicula lineata, Avicula loomisi, Avicula lorata, Avicula miljacensis, Avicula mucronata, Avicula muensteri, Avicula nitida, Avicula nodosa, Avicula obtusa, Avicula ochotica, Avicula pannonica, Avicula pellucida, Avicula plicatostriata, Avicula problematica, Avicula prosslinensis, Avicula pseudofrederici, Avicula roguensis, Avicula salomoni, Avicula seisiana, Avicula sinemuriensis, Avicula soperi, Avicula stachii, Avicula sturoides, Avicula tarentina, Avicula tofanae, Avicula trigonata, Avicula zeuschneri

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Type: Cassianella gryphaeata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder