The Info List - Pectinoidea

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The Pectinoidea are a superfamily of marine bivalve molluscs, including the scallops and spiny oysters.[1]


1 Shell anatomy 2 Families 3 References 4 Further reading

Shell anatomy[edit] All members of this superfamily have a triangular resilium with a nonmineralized medial core that functions below the hinge line.[2] Families[edit] According to WoRMS, the Pectinoidea include these families:

Cyclochlamydidae, Entoliidae, Pectinidae, (scallops) Propeamussiidae, some are known as glass scallops Spondylidae, thorny oysters

Families brought into synonymy

Propeamussidae: synonym of Propeamussiidae Syncyclonematidae: synonym of Entoliidae


Raines, B. K. & Poppe, G. T. (2006): "The Family Pectinidae". In: Poppe, G. T. & Groh, K.: A Conchological Iconography. 402 pp., 320 color plts., ConchBooks, Hackenheim, ISBN 3-925919-78-3. Bieler R., Carter J.G. & Coan E.V. (2010). Classification of Bivalve families. pp. 113–133, in: Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2010), Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184. Dijkstra H.H. & Maestrati P. (2012) Pectinoidea (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Propeamussiidae, Cyclochlamydidae n. fam., Entoliidae and Pectinidae) from the Vanuatu Archipelago. Zoosystema 34(2): 389-408. [29 June 2012]

^ a b Gofas, S. (2012). Pectinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151320 on 2012-07-08 ^ WALLER, THOMAS R. (2006). "Phylogeny of families in the Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia): importance of the fossil record". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 148 (3): 313–342. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00258.x. 

Further reading[edit]

Henk H. Dijkstra & Bruce A. Marshall, The Recent Pectinoidea of the New Zealand region (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Pectinidae and Spondylidae); Molluscan Research 28(1): 1-88; published 14 Mar. 2008 (abstract)

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q7158891 EoL: 4743885 Fossilworks: 87031 NCBI: 106219 WoRMS: 151320

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