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Pecten (Lyropecten) pretiosus Hertlein 1925 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 162703

Full reference: L. G. Hertlein. 1925. Pectens from the Tertiary of Lower California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 14(1):1-35

Belongs to Pecten (Lyropecten) according to L. G. Hertlein and E. K. Jordan 1927

Sister taxa: Chlamys (Lyropecten) duncanensis, Chlamys (Lyropecten) ernestsmithi, Chlamys (Lyropecten) menthifontis, Chlamys (Lyropecten) planicosta, Lyropecten cerrosensis, Lyropecten crassicardo, Lyropecten dumblei, Lyropecten laekeniensis, Lyropecten miguelensis, Lyropecten pittieri, Lyropecten septemplicatus, Lyropecten tamiamiensis, Pecten (Lyropecten) bowersi, Pecten (Lyropecten) gallegosi, Pecten (Lyropecten) magnolia, Pecten (Lyropecten) modulatus, Pecten (Lyropecten) perrini, Pecten (Lyropecten) vaughani

Type specimen: LSJU (no number), a shell

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 29.0 x 27.0