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Etheripecten tenuicollis Dana 1847 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Heteropectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82415

Alternative combinations: Aviculopecten tenuicollis, Pecten tenuicollis

Synonyms: Aviculopecten hobartensis Johnston 1887 (no. 198666), Aviculopecten sprenti Johnston 1887 (no. 243422), Aviculopecten sprentii Johnston 1887 (no. 198665)

Full reference: J. D. Dana. 1847. Descriptions of fossil shells of the collections of the exploring expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes, USN, obtained in Australia, from the lower layers of the coal formation in Illawarra, and from a deposit probably of nearly the same age at Harper's Hill, Valley of the Hunter. American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series 4:151-160

Belongs to Etheripecten according to M. J. Clarke 1992

Sister taxa: Etheripecten alatus, Etheripecten brevauriculatus, Etheripecten chandleri, Etheripecten dawsonensis, Etheripecten escalatus, Etheripecten fasciculicostatus, Etheripecten haydeni, Etheripecten hiemalis, Etheripecten latus, Etheripecten leniusculus, Etheripecten mutabilis, Etheripecten petulantus, Etheripecten plicatus, Etheripecten sichuanensis, Etheripecten striatura, Etheripecten subquinquelineatus, Etheripecten tianjungensis, Etheripecten trichotomus, Etheripecten wilczeki

Type specimens:

  • Etheripecten tenuicollis: USNM 3658. Its type locality is Harper's Hill, Hunter Valley (USNM coll), which is in a Sakmarian marine limestone in the Allandale Formation of Australia.
  • Aviculopecten hobartensis: Its type locality is Porter's Hill (Johnston coll), which is in a Sakmarian marine siliciclastic in the Bundella Formation of Australia.
  • Aviculopecten sprenti:
  • Aviculopecten sprentii: Its type locality is Porter's Hill (Johnston coll), which is in a Sakmarian marine siliciclastic in the Bundella Formation of Australia.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): valve 33.9 x 9.3