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Pteria murchisoni Geinitz 1861 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 216985

Alternative combination: Gervillia murchisoni

Full reference: H. B. Geinitz. 1861. Die animalischen ueberreste der Dyas. Dyas oder die Zechstein Formation und das Rothliegende 1-130

Belongs to Pteria according to C. Z. Chen 1982

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 nasuta, Pteria notukeuensis, Pteria papyracea, Pteria pellucida, Pteria penguin, Pteria peregrina, Pteria plana, Pteria raricosta, Pteria richardsoni, Pteria rugosa, Pteria sanqiaoensis, Pteria spedeni, Pteria squamifera, Pteria sterna, Pteria ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve length 13.0