Chesapecten santamaria Tucker 1934 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Alternative combinations: Chesapecten (Chesapecten) santamaria, Chlamys (Lyropecten) santamaria

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

See also Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1975

Sister taxa: Chesapecten (Chesapecten), Chesapecten (Christinapecten), Chesapecten coccymelus, Chesapecten jeffersonius, Chesapecten madisonius, Chesapecten middlesexensis, Chesapecten patagonensis, Chesapecten sayanus, Chesapecten skiptonensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (9: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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