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Argopecten uselmae Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 (calico scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 244828

Alternative combinations: Chlamys (Aequipecten) uselmae, Chlamys (Plagioctenium) uselmae, Pecten uselmae, Plagioctenium uselmae

Synonyms: Chlamys (Plagioctenium) concinnata Woodring 1925 (no. 244832), Chlamys (Plagioctenium) gonioides Woodring 1925 (no. 244835), Chlamys (Plagioctenium) mansfieldi Woodring 1925 (no. 244834), Pecten (Chlamys) costaricensis Olsson 1922 (no. 244829)

Belongs to Argopecten according to T. R. Waller 2011

Sister taxa: Argopecten abietis, Argopecten ameleus, Argopecten anteamplicostata, Argopecten antonitaensis, Argopecten callidus, Argopecten crassiradiatus, Argopecten cristobalensis, Argopecten daideleus, Argopecten demiurgus, Argopecten deserti, Argopecten diminutivus, Argopecten eboreus yorkensis, Argopecten eccentricus, Argopecten ericellus, Argopecten evermanni, Argopecten gibbus, Argopecten gilbertharrisi, Argopecten gratus, Argopecten hakei, Argopecten inaequalis, Argopecten insuetus, Argopecten invalidus, Argopecten irradians, Argopecten levicostatus, Argopecten mendenhalli, Argopecten nerterus, Argopecten parathetidis, Argopecten percarus, Argopecten purpuratus, Argopecten revellei, Argopecten subdolus, Argopecten sverdrupi, Argopecten thetidis, Argopecten venezualanus, Argopecten ventricosus, Argopecten woodringi, Chlamys (Argopecten) agronomica, Pecten (Plagioctenium) mendenhalli, Pecten (Plagioctenium) operculiformis, Chlamys (Plagioctenium) diprosopa, Chlamys (Plagioctenium) reedsi

Type specimens:

  • Argopecten uselmae: ANSP 11124, a shell
  • Chlamys (Plagioctenium) concinnata:
  • Chlamys (Plagioctenium) gonioides:
  • Chlamys (Plagioctenium) mansfieldi:
  • Pecten (Chlamys) costaricensis:

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell length 27.3