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Pteria sterna Gould 1851 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 292980

Alternative combination: Avicula sterna

Synonyms: Avicula eximia Reeve 1857 (no. 303415), Avicula libella Reeve 1857 (no. 303417), Avicula peruviana Reeve 1857 (no. 303414), Avicula vivesi Rochebrune 1895 (no. 303420), Pteria beiliana Olsson 1961 (no. 303418), Pteria rositae Hertlein 1928 (no. 303419)

Belongs to Pteria according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

Sister taxa: Pteria argentea, Pteria bisincilis, Pteria cabrai, Pteria carixensis, Pteria clarki, Pteria colymbus, Pteria dianensis, Pteria elegans, Pteria fragilis, Pteria guizhouensis, Pteria hechuanensis, Pteria hirundo, Pteria howei, Pteria infelix, Pteria inornata, Pteria interrupta, 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 ussurica, Pteria yonganensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder