Spondylus americanus Hermann 1781 (scallop)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinoidae

Alternative combination: Spondylus americana

Belongs to Spondylus according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Hendy et al. 2008 and Richards et al. 1969

Sister taxa: Spondylus (Spondylus), Spondylus angolensis, Spondylus aratus, Spondylus barbatus, Spondylus batequensis, Spondylus bifrons, Spondylus bostrychites, Spondylus buchi, Spondylus calcaratus, Spondylus calcifer, Spondylus candidus, Spondylus carlosensis, 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 fragum, Spondylus gaderopoides, Spondylus gaederopus, Spondylus gumanomocon, Spondylus lamellacea, Spondylus lucasi, Spondylus mimus, Spondylus mucronatus, Spondylus oballosensis, Spondylus olssoni, Spondylus ornatissimus, Spondylus ostreoides, Spondylus perrini, Spondylus princeps, Spondylus pseudoradula, Spondylus radula, Spondylus raoulensis, Spondylus regius, 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

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Bermuda (6), Cuba (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Haiti (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1), Venezuela (3)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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