Carolinapecten Ward and Blackwelder 1987 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Full reference: L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder. 1987. Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Mollusca from the James City and Chowan River Formations at Lee Creek Mine. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 61:113-283

Parent taxon: Pectininae according to E. J. Petuch 2004

See also Sepkoski 2002, Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Aequipectinini, Amusiini, Annachlamys, Chlamydini, Decatopectinini, Mesopeplum, Oppenheimopecten, Pecten, Pectinini

Subtaxa: Carolinapecten eboreus Carolinapecten jamieae Carolinapecten solaroides Carolinapecten urbannaensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (27: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (50: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of United States (6: Florida, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 84 collections including 85 occurrences

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