Pteria (genus)

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Temporal range: Triassic–Recent
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Pteria penguin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pterioida
Family: Pteriidae
Genus: Pteria
Scopoli, 1777[1]
Pteria avicular (Holten, 1802), museum specimens Naturalis
Pteria fibrosa (Reeve, 1857), museum specimens Naturalis

Pteria is a genus of molluscs in the family Pteriidae.[2] The species of the genus are sometimes referred to as wing-oysters or winged oysters.

Selected species[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species includes the following species in the genus: [1]


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, Philippe (2013). "Pteria Scopoli, 1777". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  2. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 22.