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Limopteria Meek and Worthen 1866 (pearl oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 110553

Full reference: F. B. Meek and A. H. Worthen. 1866. Descriptions of invertebrates from the Carboniferous System, Illinois. Geological Survey of Illinois 2:145-411

Parent taxon: Pteriidae according to R. D. Hoare 1961

Sister taxa: Actinopterinia, Arcavicula, Austropteria, Avicula, Confusionella, Dattinae, Electroma, Eopinctada, Magnavicula, Phelopteria, Pinctada, Pseudaucella, Pterelectroma, Pteria, Pteriinae, Pterinella, Pteroperna, Ptychopterinia, Rhaetavicula, Rhynchopterus, Somapteria, Triaxus

Subtaxa: Limopteria subalata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder