ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Argopecten ericellus Hertlein 1929 (calico scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 293055

Alternative combinations: Chlamys (Argopecten) ericellus, Pecten (Plagioctenium) ericellus

Full reference: L. G. Hertlein. 1929. A new Pecten from the San Diego Pliocene. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series 18(5):215

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 diminutivus, Argopecten eboreus yorkensis, Argopecten eccentricus, 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: CAS 2998, a shell. Its type locality is CAS loc. 1132, Pacific Beach, which is in a Pliocene marine horizon in the San Diego Formation of California.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 28.0 x 29.1