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Placopecten Verrill 1897 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 95135

Alternative spellings: Chlamys (Placopecten), Pecten (Placopecten)

Parent taxon: Pectinidae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

Sister taxa: Agerchlamys, Amusium, 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, Pleuronectites, Praechlamys, Prohinnites, Pseudopecten, Pseudopectininae, Radiopecten, Radulonectites, Radulopecten, Rebeccapecten, Sectipecten, Semipecten, Serratovola, Spathochlamys, Spondylopecten, Stralopecten, Tosapecten, Vertipecten, Volachlamys, Weylinae, Yabepecten

Subtaxa: Placopecten clintonius, Placopecten magellanicus, Placopecten marylandica, Placopecten princepoides, Placopecten virginiana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder