Placopecten marylandica Wagner 1839 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Alternative combinations: Chesapecten (Christinapecten) marylandica, Chlamys (Placopecten) marylandica, Pecten (Chlamys) marylandicus, Pecten (Placopecten) marylandicus, Pecten marylandicus

Belongs to Placopecten according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Gardner 1943, Glenn 1904 and Ward 1992

Sister taxa: Placopecten clintonius, Placopecten magellanicus, Placopecten princepoides, Placopecten virginiana

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Miocene of United States (3: Maryland collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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