Placuna Lightfoot 1786 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Placunidae

Synonym: Placenta Philipsson 1788

Parent taxon: Placunidae according to G. Rosenberg et al. 2006

See also Bouchet et al. 2010, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Oostingh 1935, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Placenta (Placenta) Placenta lamellata Placenta miocenica Placuna (Ephippium) Placuna (Placuna) Placuna iranica

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Iran (1 collection), Thailand (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (5)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (13), the Philippines (1)

• Miocene of India (1), Indonesia (3), Libya (1), the Philippines (1), South Africa (1), Sri Lanka (1)

Total: 29 collections including 36 occurrences

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