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Ostreoida
Spondylus sp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
SpondylusPliocene
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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