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Nodipecten denaius Woodring 1982 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 160253

Full reference: W. P. Woodring. 1982. Geology and paleontology of canal zone and adjoing parts of Panama: Description of Tertiary mollusks (Pelecypods: Propeamussiidae to Cuspidariidae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 306(F)

Belongs to Nodipecten according to W. P. Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Chlamys (Nodipecten) caloosaensis, Nodipecten arthriticus, Nodipecten articulosus, Nodipecten atlanticola, Nodipecten colinensis, Nodipecten estrellanus, Nodipecten macloskeyi, Nodipecten magnificus, Nodipecten nodosus, Nodipecten subnodosus, Nodipecten veatchii, Nodipecten veracruzensis

Type specimen: USNM 647126, a shell. Its type locality is Location 52, Gatun Lake area [Caimito Fm], which is in an Oligocene marine marl/sandstone in the Caimito Formation of Panama.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 47.5 x 49.0