Placuna (Ephippium) ephippium Philipsson 1788 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Placunidae

Alternative combinations: Placenta (Ephippium) ephippium, Placenta ephippium, Placuna (Placuna) ephippium

Synonyms: Anomia sella Gmelin 1791, Ephippium polonicum Röding 1798, Placuna papyracea Lamarck 1819, Placuna quadrangula Philipsson 1788

Belongs to Placuna (Ephippium) according to A. J. W. Hendy 2007

See also Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Oostingh 1935 and Skwarko 1994

Sister taxa: Placuna (Ephippium) lincolnii, Placuna (Ephippium) lobata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (5 collections)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (6)

• Miocene of Indonesia (2)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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