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SYNONYMS

Pectinacea

The PECTINOIDEA are a superfamily of marine bivalve molluscs , including the scallops and thorny oysters (despite the common name, the latter are not true oysters ).

CONTENTS

* 1 Shell anatomy * 2 Families * 3 References * 4 Further reading

SHELL ANATOMY

All members of this superfamily have a triangular resilium with a nonmineralized medial core that functions below the hinge line .

FAMILIES

According to WoRMS, the Pectinoidea include these families:

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

Families brought into synonymy

* Propeamussidae: synonym of Propeamussiidae * Syncyclonematidae: synonym of Entoliidae

REFERENCES

* 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. ">

* ^ 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

* Henk H. Dijkstra Molluscan Research 28(1): 1-88; published 14 Mar. 2008 (abstract)

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