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Species Ostrea rostrata Hupé 1854

Diagnosis / Definition:
Griffin & Nielsen (2008):
TYPE MATERIAL. Two syntypes under MNHN-Gg2002/90 (d’Orbigny Collection, Catalogue 8P, 593). REMARKS. Both syntypes are obviously conspecific with Ostrea transitoria and Ostrea maxima. Herm (1969) believed this species was conspecific with Ostrea longiuscula Hupé, 1854 (p. 283), a species from Quaternary and Recent deposits and probably a synonym of Ostrea chilensis (Philippi in Küster, 1844). However, when a large enough series is available it becomes clear that the types (apparently not examined by Herm) are only variations of Ostrea transitoria (i.e., smaller specimens of Ostrea maxima). See entries under maxima Hupé, 1854 [Ostrea] and transitoria Hupé, 1854 [Ostrea] herein.
Synonym list:
Griffin & Nielsen (2008):
1854 Ostrea rostrata Hupé. - Hupé : p.283
1969 Ostrea (Ostrea) longiuscula Hupé. - Herm : 112-113 pl. 7; fig. 2-4
2008 Crassostrea transitoria Hupé. - Griffin & Nielsen :
Was used in synonym list of:
Ostrea maxima Hupé 1854

Hupé,H.. (1854):
Malacología y conquiliología..
In: Historia física y política de Chile Vol. 8 Eds: Gay, C.. p. 449

Herm,D. (1969):
Marines Pliozän und Pleistozän in Nord- und Mittel-Chile unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Entwicklung der Mollusken-Faunen . Zitteliana Vol. 2 p. 159

Griffin,M.. and Nielsen,S.N.. (2008):
A revision of the type specimens of Tertiary molluscs from Chile and Argentina described by d’Orbigny (1842), Sowerby (1846), and Hupé (1854) . Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

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