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Mesopeplum Iredale 1929 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 16807

Alternative spelling: Chlamys (Mesopeplum)

Parent taxon: Pectininae according to A. G. Beu and T.A. Darragh 2001

Sister taxa: Aequipectinini, Amusiini, Annachlamys, Carolinapecten, Chlamydini, Decatopectinini, Oppenheimopecten, Pecten, Pectinini

Subtaxa: Mesopeplum anguineum, Mesopeplum caroli, Mesopeplum convexum, Mesopeplum fenestratum, Mesopeplum incertus, Mesopeplum subconvexum, Mesopeplum tasmanicum

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder