Merklinia Sobetski 1960 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Parent taxon: Pectinidae according to M. Aberhan et al. 2004

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Agerchlamys, Amusium, Amussiopecten, Argopecten, Athlopecten, Batequeus, Bractechlamys, Camptonectes, Camptonectinae, Canadonectites, Chesapecten, Chlamydinae, Chlamys, Complicachlamys, Coralichlamys, Costellamussiopecten, Cristatopecten, Decadopecten, Decatopecten, Dimarzipecten, Eopecten, Euvola, Excellichlamys, Flabellipecten, Flexopecten, Fortipecten, Gigantopecten, Giraliapecten, Granulochlamys, Hinnites, Hunanonectes, Indopecten, Janupecten, Jorgechlamys, Korobkovia, Kotorapecten, Leopecten, Lepidopecten, Leptopecten, Loxochlamys, Lyriochlamys, Lyropecten, Macrochlamis, Manupecten, Micronectes, Minnivola, Mirapecten, Nanaochlamys, Neithea, Nevadapecten, Nippononectes, Nodipecten, Ochotochlamys, Palliolinae, Pascahinnites, Pectininae, Pedinae, Pedum, Periclaraia, Philippia, Placopecten, Pleuronectites, Praechlamys, Prohinnites, Pseudopecten, Pseudopectininae, Radiopecten, Radulonectites, Radulopecten, Rebeccapecten, Sectipecten, Serratovola, Spathochlamys, Spondylopecten, Stralopecten, Tosapecten, Vertipecten, Volachlamys, Weylinae, Yabepecten

Subtaxa: Merklinia aspera Merklinia perornata Merklinia variabilis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (1 collection)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Cuba (1), Denmark (3), Ecuador (1), France (1), Germany (4), Kazakhstan (2), Libya (1), Madagascar (1), the Netherlands (1), Oman (1), Peru (1), Poland (5), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Tunisia (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 30 collections including 32 occurrences

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