Chesapecten coccymelus Dall 1898 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Alternative combinations: Chesapecten (Chesapecten) coccymelus, Pecten (Chlamys) coccymelus

Belongs to Chesapecten according to L. W. Ward 1998

See also Gibson 1987, Glenn 1904, Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1975

Sister taxa: Chesapecten (Chesapecten), Chesapecten (Christinapecten), Chesapecten jeffersonius, Chesapecten madisonius, Chesapecten middlesexensis, Chesapecten patagonensis, Chesapecten santamaria, Chesapecten sayanus, Chesapecten skiptonensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of United States (1: Virginia collection)

• Miocene of United States (5: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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