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Towapteria Nakazawa and Newell 1968 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Bakevelliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17070

Full reference: K. Nakazawa and N.D. Newell. 1968. Permian bivalves of Japan. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Series of Geology and Mineralogy 35(1):1-108

Parent taxon: Bakevelliidae according to T. R. Waller and G. D. Stanley 2005

Sister taxa: Aguilerella, Aguileria, Bakevellia, Cassiavellia, Costigervillia, Cultriopsis, Cuneigervillia, Gervillancea, Gervillaria, Gervillella, Gervillia, Gervilliopsis, Hoernesia, Kedonella, Kobayashites, Marmaronia, Panis, Permoperna, Pseudoptera, Tenuipteria

Subtaxa: Towapteria equicosta, Towapteria guangxingensis, Towapteria guizhouensis, Towapteria minima, Towapteria nipponica, Towapteria radiocostata, Towapteria scythica

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Type: Towapteria nipponica

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder