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Pecten (Leptopecten) praevalidus Jordan and Hertlein 1926 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 169529

Full reference: E. K. Jordan and L. G. Hertlein. 1926. Expedition to the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico, in 1925, VII. Contribution to the geology and paleontology of the Tertiary of Cedros Island and adjacent parts of Lower California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 15(14):409-464

Belongs to Pecten (Leptopecten) according to E. K. Jordan and L. G. Hertlein 1926

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

Type specimen: CAS 2101, a shell. Its type locality is C.A.S. Loc. 945, Turtle Bay, which is in a Pliocene marine sandstone in Mexico.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 50.0 x 48.0