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Vertipecten Grant and Gale 1931 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 17086

Alternative spelling: Pecten (Vertipecten)

Parent taxon: Pectinidae according to W. O. Addicott 1974

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

Subtaxa: Vertipecten alexclarki, Vertipecten lachenbruchi, Vertipecten nevadanus, Vertipecten popofensis, Vertipecten porterensis, Vertipecten yneziana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder