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Rhynchopterus Gabb 1864 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 62125

Full reference: W. M. Gabb. 1864. Description of the Triassic fossils of California and the adjacent territories. Geological Survey of California Palaeontology 1:19-35

Parent taxon: Pteriidae according to H. E. Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Actinopterinia, Arcavicula, Austropteria, Avicula, Confusionella, Dattinae, Electroma, Eopinctada, Limopteria, Phelopteria, Pinctada, Pseudaucella, Pterelectroma, Pteria, Pteriinae, Pterinellinae, Pteroperna, Ptychopterinia, Rhaetavicula, Somapteria, Stefaninia, Triaxus

Subtaxa: Rhynchopterus obesus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder