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Amusium Röding 1798 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 59066

Alternative spellings: Amussium, Pecten (Amusium), Pecten (Amussium)

Synonyms: Pecten (Pleuronectia) Swainson 1840 (no. 102731), Pleuronectes Bronn 1832 (no. 197262), Pleuronectia Swainson 1840 (no. 102730)

Parent taxon: Pectinidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

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

Subtaxa: Amusium aguaclarensis, Amusium balloti, Amusium bocasense, Amusium darwinianum, Amusium filosum, Amusium hulshofi, Amusium lucens, Amusium mimyum, Amusium mortoni, Amusium orientale, Amusium papyraceum, Amusium paris, Amusium pleuronectes, Amusium sol, Amusium toulae, Amussium alazanum, Amussium destefanii, Amussium lompocensis, Amussium subcorneum, Pecten (Amusium) lyonii

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Type: Ostrea pleuronectes

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder