Spondylus bostrychites Guppy 1867 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Synonym: Spondylus bifrons Sowerby 1850 [replaced name]

Belongs to Spondylus according to H. E. Vokes and E.H. Vokes 1992

See also Anderson 1929, Moore 1987 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Spondylus (Spondylus), Spondylus americanus, Spondylus angolensis, Spondylus aratus, Spondylus barbatus, Spondylus batequensis, Spondylus bifrons, Spondylus buchi, Spondylus calcaratus, Spondylus calcifer, Spondylus candidus, Spondylus carlosensis, Spondylus cassianus, Spondylus castus, Spondylus chipolanus, Spondylus chiriquiensis, Spondylus ciliatus, Spondylus cliffensis, Spondylus colombiensis, Spondylus concentricus, Spondylus crassicosta, Spondylus crassisquama, Spondylus decussatus, Spondylus dumosus, Spondylus fimbriatus, Spondylus fragilis, Spondylus gaderopoides, Spondylus gaederopus, Spondylus gumanomocon, Spondylus hystrix, Spondylus inezana, Spondylus lamellacea, Spondylus lucasi, Spondylus mimus, Spondylus mucronatus, Spondylus multisetosus, Spondylus oballosensis, Spondylus olssoni, Spondylus ornatissimus, Spondylus ostreoides, Spondylus perrini, Spondylus princeps, Spondylus pseudoradula, Spondylus radula, Spondylus raoulensis, Spondylus regius, Spondylus reticulatus, Spondylus rotundatus, Spondylus rugosus, Spondylus scotti, Spondylus sondeianus, Spondylus spectrum, Spondylus spinosus, Spondylus subnodosus, Spondylus subplicatus, Spondylus subsquamosus, Spondylus subvelatus, Spondylus tenella, Spondylus tenuispina, Spondylus victoriae, Spondylus wrightianus

Type specimens:

  • Spondylus bostrychites: BMNH LL 9946
  • Spondylus bifrons:

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Colombia (2 collections), the Dominican Republic (14), United States (3: California, Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Anguilla (1), Brazil (3), Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (23), United States (1: Florida)

Total: 49 collections each including a single occurrence

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