Agerostrea

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Agerostrea
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Ostreidae - Agerostrea ungulata.JPG
Fossil shell of Agerostrea ungulata from Madagascar. Maastrichtian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Suborder: Ostreina
Superfamily: Ostreoidea
Family: Ostreidae
Subfamily: Lophinae
Genus: Agerostrea
Vialov 1936

Agerostrea is an extinct genus of fossil oysters, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Ostreidae, the true oysters. The genus Agerostrea is present in the Maastrichtian, the upper stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, from 72.1 to 66 million years ago.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Agerostrea:

  • Agerostrea densicostata Sobetski 1982
  • Agerostrea dentiformis Kassab 1998
  • Agerostrea falcata Morton 1827
  • Agerostrea kopajevitshi Sobetski 1982
  • Agerostrea lunata Woods, 1912
  • Agerostrea luppovi
  • Agerostrea mesenterica Morton, 1834
  • Agerostrea monmouthensis
  • Agerostrea nasuta
  • Agerostrea negevensis Lewy 1996
  • Agerostrea rouxi
  • Agerostrea ungulata (von Schlotheim 1813)

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