Cyclopecten zalaya Waller 2011 (mud scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Propeamussiidae

Full reference: T. R. Waller. 2011. Neogene Paleontology of the Northern Dominican Republic. 24. Propeamussidae and Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pectinoidea) of the Cibao Valley. Bulletins of American Paleontology (381)1-198

Belongs to Cyclopecten according to T. R. Waller 2011

Sister taxa: Cyclopecten (Cyclochlamys), Cyclopecten acuminatus, Cyclopecten almirantensis, Cyclopecten aupouria, Cyclopecten cocosensis, Cyclopecten compitum, Cyclopecten defuniak, Cyclopecten diktuotus, Cyclopecten duplicatus, Cyclopecten fenestratus, Cyclopecten guppyi, Cyclopecten horridus, Cyclopecten hoskynsi, Cyclopecten incongruus, Cyclopecten kapalae, Cyclopecten lompicoensis, Cyclopecten martinezensis, Cyclopecten nanus, Cyclopecten oligolepis, Cyclopecten pernomus, Cyclopecten powelli, Cyclopecten pustulosus, Cyclopecten thalassinus, Pecten (Cyclopecten) rotundatus

Type specimen: USNM 540939, a shell. Its type locality is TU 1227A, Arroyo Zalaya, which is in a Zanclean offshore siliciclastic in the Gurabo Formation of the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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