Amusium mortoni Ravenel 1844 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Alternative combinations: Amussium mortoni, Pecten (Amusium) mortoni, Pecten mortoni

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

See also Anderson 1929, DuBar 1958, Gardner 1943 and Glenn 1904

Sister taxa: Amusium aguaclarensis, Amusium balloti, Amusium bocasense, Amusium darwinianum, Amusium filosum, Amusium hulshofi, Amusium lucens, Amusium mimyum, Amusium orientale, Amusium papyraceum, Amusium paris, Amusium pleuronectes, Amusium sol, Amusium toulae, Amussium alazanum, Amussium destefanii, Amussium lompocensis, Amussium squamulum, Amussium subcorneum, Pecten (Amusium) lyonii, Pecten (Amussium) donaiensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Loc237 - The Grove [Waccamaw Fm], which is in a Pleistocene coastal marl in the Waccamaw Formation of South Carolina.

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (9: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), United States (8: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Venezuela (1)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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