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Mizuhopecten kitamiensis Satoru et al. 1966 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 324828

Full reference: U. Satoru, F. Tsutomu, and M. Masaru. 1966. Neogene Molluscan Fauna in Hokkaido : Part III. Description of the Ainonai Fauna Associated with Desmostylus cf. minor Nagao, from Kitami District, East Hokkaido. Contribution from the Department of the Geology and Mineralogy (971)

Belongs to Mizuhopecten according to U. Satoru et al. 1966

Sister taxa: Mizuhopecten kimurai, Mizuhopecten matumoriensis, Mizuhopecten nakatombetsuensis, Mizuhopecten paraplebejus, Mizuhopecten yessoensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ainonai-Mura, Ainonai Fm, which is in a Miocene shallow subtidal sandstone in the Ainonai Formation of Japan

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder