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Chesapecten Ward and Blackwelder 1975 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Full reference: L. W. Ward and B. W. Blackwelder. 1975. Chesapecten, a New genus of Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) From the Miocene and Pliocene of Eastern North America. US Geological Survey Professional Paper 861:1-24

Parent taxon: Pectinidae according to L. W. Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Agerchlamys, Amusium, Amussiopecten, Argopecten, Athlopecten, Batequeus, Bractechlamys, Camptonectes, Camptonectinae, Canadonectites, Chlamydinae, Chlamys, Complicachlamys, Comptopallium, Coralichlamys, Costellamussiopecten, Decadopecten, Decatopecten, Dimarzipecten, Eopecten, Euvola, Excellichlamys, Flabellipecten, Flexopecten, Fortipecten, Gigantopecten, Giraliapecten, Granulochlamys, Hinnites, Hunanonectes, Indopecten, Janupecten, Jorgechlamys, Korobkovia, Kotorapecten, Leopecten, Lepidopecten, Leptopecten, Loxochlamys, Lyriochlamys, Lyropecten, Macrochlamis, Manupecten, Merklinia, Micronectes, Minnivola, Mirapecten, Nanaochlamys, Neithea, Nevadapecten, Nippononectes, Nodipecten, Ochotochlamys, Palliolinae, Pascahinnites, Pectininae, Pedinae, Pedum, Periclaraia, Philippia, Placopecten, Pleuronectites, Praechlamys, Prohinnites, Pseudopecten, Pseudopectininae, Radiopecten, Radulonectites, Radulopecten, Rebeccapecten, Sectipecten, Semipecten, Serratovola, Spathochlamys, Spondylopecten, Stralopecten, Tosapecten, Vertipecten, Volachlamys, Weylinae, Yabepecten

Subtaxa: Chesapecten (Chesapecten), Chesapecten (Christinapecten), Chesapecten coccymelus, Chesapecten jeffersonius, Chesapecten madisonius, Chesapecten middlesexensis, Chesapecten patagonensis, Chesapecten santamaria, Chesapecten sayanus, Chesapecten skiptonensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder