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Pterinea Goldfuss 1832 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pterineidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 16982

Alternative spelling: Pterinaea

Synonym: Caritodens (taxon 16537)

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

Sister taxa: Actinodesma, Actinopterella, Actinopteria, Caneyella, Cornellites, Cyrtodontarca, Denticelox, Ectenodesma, Guichiella, Leptodesma, Limoptera, Molinicola, Palaeopteria, Placopterina, Pseudobakewellia, Pteronitella, Ptychopteria

Subtaxa: Pterinea demissa, Pterinea mclearni, Pterinea prolifica, Pterinea waylandsmithi

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder