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Spondylus sp.jpg
Spondylus sp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Fossil Spondylus valve interiors from the Pliocene of Cyprus.

The order Ostreoida includes the oysters and other families of bivalves such as Pectinidae (mostly scallops).

2010 taxonomy[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

(Scallop shells and allies)

Suborder: Limoida[change | change source]

(File shells and allies)

Suborder: Mytiloida[change | change source]

(Saltwater mussels)

Suborder: Pterioida[change | change source]

(Winged oysters and allies)

References[change | change source]

  1. Bieler R; Carter J.G. & Coan E.V. 2010. Classification of bivalve families. In: Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.P. 2010. Nomenclator of bivalve families. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184

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