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Nodipecten estrellanus Conrad 1856 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 187152

Alternative combinations: Lyropecten estrellanus, Pallium estrellanum, Pecten (Lyropecten) estrellanum, Pecten (Lyropecten) estrellanus, Pecten estrellanus

Full reference: T. A. Conrad. 1856. Descriptions of three new genera; twenty-three new species Middle Tertiary fossils from California, and one from Texas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:301-327

Belongs to Nodipecten according to T. R. Waller 2007

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

Subtaxa: Pecten (Lyropecten) estrellanus catalinae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder