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Leptopecten auroraensis Ward and Blackwelder 1987 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82693

Full reference: L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder. 1987. Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Mollusca from the James City and Chowan River Formations at Lee Creek Mine. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 61:113-283

Belongs to Leptopecten according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Leptopecten (Leptopecten), Leptopecten ecnomius, Leptopecten latiauratus, Leptopecten olgensis, Leptopecten thompsoni, Leptopecten tumbezensis, Pecten (Leptopecten) praevalidus, Pacipecten discus, Pacipecten bilineatus, Pacipecten tolmani, Pacipecten linki, Pacipecten weaveri, Pacipecten pabloensis

Type specimen: USNM 203898

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder