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Pteria clarki Weaver and Palmer 1922 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 356082

Full reference: C. E. Weaver and K. Palmer. 1922. Fauna from the Eocene of Washington. University of Washington Publications in Geology 1(3):1-56

Belongs to Pteria according to C. E. Weaver and K. Palmer 1922

Sister taxa: Pteria argentea, Pteria bisincilis, Pteria cabrai, Pteria carixensis, 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 squamifera, Pteria sterna, Pteria ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is UW 323, which is in a Bartonian marine horizon in the Cowlitz Formation of Washington

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 37.0 x 31.0