Aequipecten opercularis Linnaeus 1758 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Alternative combinations: Aequipecten (Aequipecten) opercularis, Chlamys (Aequipecten) opercularis, Chlamys opercularis, Lyropecten (Aequipecten) opercularis, Ostrea opercularis, Pecten (Aequipecten) opercularis, Pecten (Chlamys) opercularis, Pecten opercularis

Synonyms: Ostrea dubia Gmelin 1791, Pecten dubius Gmelin 1791, Pecten gracilis Sowerby 1825

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Aequipecten according to R. Marquet and H. H. Dijkstra 2000

See also Dhondt 1971, Hendy 2007, Hendy et al. 2008, Linnaeus 1758, Woodring 1982 and Woods 1850

Sister taxa: Aequipecten (Aequipecten), Aequipecten andersoni, Aequipecten bierringi, Aequipecten commutatus, Aequipecten comparilis, Aequipecten decorus, Aequipecten florida, Aequipecten macrotis, Aequipecten paranensis, Aequipecten radians, Aequipecten suwaneensis, Aequipecten tehuelchus, Aequipecten trigintaradiata, Aequipecten wagenaari, Chlamys (Aequipecten) chickaria, Chlamys (Aequipecten) cocoanus, Chlamys (Aequipecten) durchanaensis, Chlamys (Aequipecten) gainestownensis, Chlamys (Aequipecten) glendonensis, Chlamys (Aequipecten) redwoodensis, Chlamys (Aequipecten) subtripartita, Chlamys (Aequipecten) thunensis, Chlamys (Aequipecten) waynensis, Lyropecten (Aequipecten) acuteplicatus, Lyropecten (Aequipecten) arlesiensis, Lyropecten (Aequipecten) campaniensis, Lyropecten (Aequipecten) ternatus, Lyropecten (Aequipecten) walleri, Pecten (Aequipecten) hallae, Pecten (Aequipecten) palmeri, Pecten (Aequipecten) preglyptus, Pecten (Aequipecten) seinaamensis, Pecten (Aequipecten) subserraticosta

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (2 collections), Egypt (1), Greece (1), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (11)

• Pliocene of Algeria (2), Belgium (8), Greece (3), Italy (1), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Austria (5), Belgium (9), Greece (2), Italy (1), Romania (1), Spain (1)

Total: 59 collections including 62 occurrences

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