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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, Reubenia, Rhaetavicula, Rhynchopterus, Somapteria, Stefaninia, Triaxus

Subtaxa: Avicula (Oxytoma), Avicula aequivalvis, Avicula alternans, Avicula arcuata, Avicula bifrons, Avicula bronni, Avicula cardiiformis, Avicula carinthiaca, Avicula caudata, Avicula caudataeformis, Avicula cosmeta, Avicula crispata, Avicula dalailamae, Avicula depressa, Avicula deshayesi, Avicula dunkeri, Avicula eximia, Avicula frechii, Avicula gainsana, Avicula gallensteini, Avicula gea, Avicula gessneri, Avicula geyeri, Avicula glaberrima, Avicula globulus, Avicula homfrayi, Avicula kautzkyi, Avicula keyserlingi, Avicula kokeni, Avicula kutassyi, Avicula launsdorfiensis, Avicula lineata, Avicula loomisi, Avicula lorata, Avicula mucronata, Avicula muensteri, Avicula nitida, Avicula nodosa, Avicula pannonica, Avicula pellucida, Avicula plicatostriata, Avicula problematica, Avicula prosslinensis, Avicula pseudofrederici, Avicula roguensis, Avicula salomoni, Avicula seisiana, Avicula soperi, Avicula sturoides, Avicula tarentina, Avicula tofanae, Avicula trigonata, Avicula wissmanni, Avicula zeuschneri

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Type: Cassianella gryphaeata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder