Acanthopecten Girty 1903 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limipectinidae

Full reference: G. H. Girty. 1903. The Carboniferous formations and faunas of Colorado. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 16:7-546

Parent taxon: Acanthopectinidae according to N. D. Newell and D.W. Boyd 1995

See also Ambler 1992, Bouchet et al. 2010, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Acanthopectinini, Costatoplicatinini, Lamnipectininae

Subtaxa: Acanthopecten anshunensis Acanthopecten bellosum Acanthopecten carboniferous Acanthopecten carboniferus Acanthopecten coloradoensis Acanthopecten delawarensis Acanthopecten equicostatus Acanthopecten gaoanensis Acanthopecten giganteus Acanthopecten jaguelensis Acanthopecten josephinae Acanthopecten licharewi Acanthopecten meeki Acanthopecten onukii Acanthopecten shenshuensis Acanthopecten spinosus Acanthopecten subgiganteus Acanthopecten xizangensis Acanthopecten ziphocostatus

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Type: Pecten carboniferous

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Leonard of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Permian of Australia (6), Canada (4: Nunavut, Yukon), China (19), Italy (4), Japan (7), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (5), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), United States (66: Alaska, Arizona, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Virgilian of United States (5: Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (5: Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

• Westphalian of the United Kingdom (1)

• Chesterian of Canada (1: Alberta)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (1), Ireland (3), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (24: Alabama, Alaska, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah)

• Devonian of Germany (2)

Total: 163 collections including 172 occurrences

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