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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

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.

Order Ostreoida (Oysters)

  • Superfamily: Ostreoidea

Suborder: Pectinoida

(Scallop shells and allies)

  • Superfamily: Anomoiidea
  • Superfamily: Plicatuloidea
  • Superfamily: Dimyoidea
  • Superfamily: Pectinoidea
    • Family: Entoliidae
    • Family: Pectinidae
    • Family: Propeamussiidae
    • Family: Spondylidae

Suborder: Limoida

(File shells and allies)

  • Superfamily: Limoidea

Suborder: Mytiloida

(Saltwater mussels)

  • Superfamily: Mytiloidea

Suborder: Pterioida

(Winged oysters and allies)

  • Superfamily: Pinnoidea
  • Superfamily: Pteroidea
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