Plicatula (Plicatula) Lamarck 1801 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Plicatulidae

Parent taxon: Plicatula according to O. Mandic et al. 2002

See also Moore 1987 and Scholz et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Plicatula (Eoplicatula), Plicatula (Harpax), Plicatula allisoni, Plicatula auressensis, Plicatula azulensis, Plicatula cedroensis, Plicatula cochlear, Plicatula cossmanni, Plicatula densata, Plicatula dubia, Plicatula ferryi, Plicatula filamentosa, Plicatula filifera, Plicatula flabellifera, Plicatula flattersi, Plicatula gibbosa, Plicatula hirsuta, Plicatula hunterae, Plicatula intuscrenata, Plicatula juncalensis, Plicatula locardi, Plicatula menkeana, Plicatula modjeskaensis, Plicatula multicostata, Plicatula ogilviae, Plicatula onoensis, Plicatula parahybensis, Plicatula phymatophora, Plicatula plexicosta, Plicatula plicata, Plicatula polymorpha, Plicatula pulchra, Plicatula quayensis, Plicatula quinqueplicata, Plicatula rapa, Plicatula rostrata, Plicatula selandica, Plicatula septemcostata, Plicatula solea, Plicatula spinosa, Plicatula spondylopsis, Plicatula surensis, Plicatula tetrica, Plicatula torreonensis, Plicatula umbonata, Plicatula variata, Plicatula variplicata, Plicatula ventilabrum, Plicatula youngi, Plicatula yueliangpingensis

Subtaxa: Plicatula (Plicatula) ostreiformis Plicatula (Plicatula) penicillata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Poland (4 collections)

• Eocene of Australia (1)

• Paleocene of United States (3: California)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (1), United States (54: Alabama, Mississippi, Texas)

• Jurassic of Canada (2: British Columbia), Chile (1), Germany (2), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 70 collections including 86 occurrences

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