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Ruthipecten Beu and Taviani 2013 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 278951

Full reference: A. Beu and M. Taviani. 2013. Early Miocene Mollusca from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica (ANDRILL 2A drill core), with a review of Antarctic Oligocene and Neogene Pectinidae (Bivalvia). Palaeontology 56(6):1-44

Parent taxon: Chlamydini according to A. Beu and M. Taviani 2013

Sister taxa: Abrachlamys, Austrochlamys, Austrohinnites, Dichotochlamys, Equichlamys, Laevichlamys, Leoclunipecten, Notochlamys, Serripecten, Talochlamys, Veprichlamys, Zygochlamys

Subtaxa: Ruthipecten tuftsensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder