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Pteria spedeni Waterhouse 1960 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 252624

Full reference: J. B. Waterhouse. 1960. Some Carnian pelecypods from New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 88:425-442

Belongs to Pteria according to J. B. Waterhouse 1960

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 squamifera, Pteria sterna, Pteria ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Type specimen: NZGS TM 2172. Its type locality is GS 7526, Mt. Heslington (N28/f7619), which is in an Otamitan marine horizon in New Zealand.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 34.0 x 5.9