Ostreoida

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Ostreoida
Spondylus sp.jpg
Spondylus species
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Families

Anomiidae
Dimyidae
Entoliidae
Gryphaeidae
Ostreidae
Pectinidae
Placunidae
Plicatulidae
Propeamussiidae
Spondylidae
Syncyclonemidae

Fossil Spondylus valve interiors from the Pliocene of Cyprus

The order Ostreoida includes the true oysters and a number of other related families of bivalves.

About 11 families are recognised within it, but suborders, superfamilies and subfamilies are used relatively heavily in this order. The following classification represents a synthesis of different views, reconciled so far as possible. The lists of genera are illustrative rather than complete. Nearly 100 genera are in this order.

2010 taxonomy[edit]

In 2010, a new proposed classification system for the Bivalvia was published by Bieler, Carter & Coan, revising the classification of the Bivalvia, including the order Ostreoida.[1]

Order Ostreoida (Oysters)

Suborder: Pectinoida[edit]

(Scallop shells and allies)

Suborder: Limoida[edit]

(File shells and allies)

Suborder: Mytiloida[edit]

(Saltwater mussels)

Suborder: Pterioida[edit]

(Winged oysters and allies)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bieler, R., Carter, J.G. & Coan, E.V. (2010) Classification of Bivalve families. Pp. 113-133, in: Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.P. (2010), Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184

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