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Taxon profile

superfamily

Pterioidea J. Gray, 1847

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Bivalvia - bivalves »  order Ostreida »  suborder Malleidina

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Included taxa

Number of records: 8

family Bakevelliidae W. King, 1850
family Cassianellidae Ichikawa, 1958
family Kochiidae Frech, 1891
family Malleidae Lamarck, 1818
family Pergamidiidae Cox, 1964
family Plicatostylidae Lupher & Packard, 1929
family Pteriidae Gray, 1847 - pearl oysters
family Vlastidae Neumayr, 1891

Links and literature

EN Carter J. et al (2011): A Synoptical Classification of the Bivalvia (Mollusca) [http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/dspace/hand...], Paleontological Contributions 4 [as Pterioidea J. Gray, 1847b]
Data retrieved on: 6 April 2014

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Explanations

extinct taxon