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Spathochlamys Waller 1993 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17040

Full reference: T.R. Waller. 1993. The evolution of "Chlamys" (Mollusca: Bivalva: Pectinidae) in the tropical western Atlantic and eastern Pacific. American Malacological Bulletin 10(2):195-249

Parent taxon: Pectinidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Agerchlamys, Amusium, Amussiopecten, Argopecten, Athlopecten, Batequeus, Bractechlamys, Camptonectes, Camptonectinae, Canadonectites, Chesapecten, Chlamydinae, Chlamys, Complicachlamys, Comptopallium, Coralichlamys, Costellamussiopecten, Cristatopecten, Decadopecten, Decatopecten, Dimarzipecten, Eopecten, Euvola, Excellichlamys, Flabellipecten, Flexopecten, Fortipecten, Gigantopecten, Giraliapecten, Granulochlamys, Hinnites, Hunanonectes, Indopecten, Janupecten, Jorgechlamys, Korobkovia, Kotorapecten, Leopecten, Lepidopecten, Leptopecten, Loxochlamys, Lyriochlamys, Lyropecten, Macrochlamis, Manupecten, Merklinia, Micronectes, Minnivola, Mirapecten, Nanaochlamys, Neithea, Nevadapecten, Nippononectes, Nodipecten, Ochotochlamys, Palliolinae, Pascahinnites, Pectininae, Pedinae, Pedum, Periclaraia, Philippia, Placopecten, Pleuronectites, Praechlamys, Prohinnites, Pseudopecten, Pseudopectininae, Radiopecten, Radulonectites, Radulopecten, Rebeccapecten, Sectipecten, Semipecten, Serratovola, Spondylopecten, Stralopecten, Tosapecten, Vertipecten, Volachlamys, Weylinae, Yabepecten

Subtaxa: Spathochlamys benedicti, Spathochlamys vaginula, Spathochlamys vestalis

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Type: Chlamys benedicti

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder