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Pteria squamifera Girty 1909 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 184378

Full reference: G. H. Girty. 1909. The Guadalupian fauna. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 58:1-651

Belongs to Pteria according to G. H. Girty 1909

Sister taxa: Pteria argentea, Pteria bisincilis, Pteria cabrai, Pteria carixensis, Pteria clarki, Pteria colymbus, Pteria datongensis, Pteria dianensis, Pteria elegans, Pteria fragilis, Pteria guizhouensis, Pteria hechuanensis, Pteria hertleini, Pteria hirundo, Pteria howei, Pteria infelix, Pteria inornata, Pteria interrupta, Pteria jordani, Pteria kitakamiensis, Pteria lata, Pteria limula, Pteria murchisoni, Pteria nasuta, Pteria notukeuensis, Pteria papyracea, Pteria pellucida, Pteria penguin, Pteria peregrina, Pteria plana, Pteria raricosta, Pteria richardsoni, Pteria rugosa, Pteria sanqiaoensis, Pteria spedeni, Pteria sterna, Pteria ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 3763 green, Comanche Canyon, Glass Mountains, which is in a Roadian carbonate limestone in the Word Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve length 17.3