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Subfamily Ostreinae Rafinesque 1815 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 61530

Synonyms: Lophinae Vialov 1936 (no. 60949), Tiostreidae Chanley and Dinamani 1980 (no. 382669), Tiostreinae Chanley and Dinamani 1980 (no. 382716)

Parent taxon: Ostreidae according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Anulostrea, Booneostrea, Crassostrea, Crassostreinae, Denostrea, Kulunostrea, Laevostrea, Margostrea, Nicaisolopha, Notostrea, Oscillopha, Ostrea, Peilinia, Planostrea, Pulvinostrea, Quadrostrea, Saccostreinae, Striostreinae, Umbrostrea

Subtaxa: Abruptolopha, Alectryonella, Amphidonta, Arctostrea, Avia, Conradostrea, Cryptostreini, Cubitostrea, Dendostrea, Fatina, Flemingostrea, Lopha, Lophini, Myrakeenini, Odontogryphaea, Oscillolopha, Ostreini, Ostreola, Pseudoperna, Pustulostreini, Undulostreini

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder