Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 88, Issue 6, pp 441–447 | Cite as

Taxonomic comments on subfamily Ostreinae Rafinesque

  • G W Chiplonkar
  • R M Badve


In the light of the present authors’ work on subfamily Ostreinae from the Cretaceous of India, it was felt desirable that the two informal groups non-incubatory and incubatory genera of Stenzel in this Subfamily, be raised to the status of tribes as Crassostreini and Ostreini respectively on par with tribe Flemingostreini Stenzel. Also two new non-incubatory generaCussetostrea andSoleniscostrea are proposed here based on the type species asCrassostrea cusseta Sohl and Kauffman andCrassostrea soleniscus (Meek) respectively.


Crassostreini Ostreini new genera Cussetostrea Soleniscostrea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G W Chiplonkar
    • 1
  • R M Badve
    • 1
  1. 1.Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of SciencePoona

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