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Argopecten diminutivus Hertlein and Jordan 1927 (calico scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 293041

Alternative combination: Pecten (Plagioctenium) diminutivus

Full reference: L. G. Hertlein and E. K. Jordan. 1927. Paleontology of the Miocene of Lower California. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences 16(19):605-647

Belongs to Argopecten according to E. J. Moore 1984

Sister taxa: Argopecten abietis, Argopecten ameleus, Argopecten anteamplicostata, Argopecten antonitaensis, Argopecten callidus, Argopecten crassiradiatus, Argopecten cristobalensis, Argopecten daideleus, Argopecten demiurgus, Argopecten deserti, 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 uselmae, Argopecten venezualanus, Argopecten ventricosus, Argopecten woodringi, Chlamys (Argopecten) agronomica, Chlamys (Plagioctenium) howei, Pecten (Plagioctenium) mendenhalli, Pecten (Plagioctenium) operculiformis, Chlamys (Plagioctenium) mcguirti, Pecten (Plagioctenium) neahensis, Chlamys (Plagioctenium) diprosopa, Chlamys (Plagioctenium) reedsi

Type specimen: LSJU 60, a shell. Its type locality is LSJU Loc. 60, Scammon Lagoon, which is in a Miocene marine sandstone in the Isidro Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 8.00 x 8.00