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Nodipecten estrellanus

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae

Taxonomy
Pallium estrellanum was named by Conrad (1856) [DISTRIBUTION: Late Miocene; Pacific coast, North America.]. It is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Pecten (Lyropecten) estrellanus by Arnold (1906); it was recombined as Pecten estrellanus by Arnold (1909); it was recombined as Pecten (Lyropecten) estrellanum by Grant and Gale (1931); it was recombined as Lyropecten estrellanus by Adegoke (1969) and Perrilliat (1994); it was recombined as Nodipecten estrellanus by Waller (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Pallium estrellanum Conrad p. 313
1906Pecten (Lyropecten) estrellanus Arnold pp. 74-76
1909Pecten estrellanus Arnold figs. pl. 10, fig. 3
1931Pecten (Lyropecten) estrellanum Grant and Gale
1969Lyropecten estrellanus Adegoke p. 101
1994Lyropecten estrellanus Perrilliat p. 239
2007Nodipecten estrellanus Waller p. 933

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
RankNameAuthor
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderPectinida(Gray 1854)
suborderPectinidina(Adams and Adams 1858)
superfamilyPectinoideaRafinesque 1815
PectinoidaeRafinesque 1815
familyPectinidaeWilkes 1810
genusNodipectenDall 1898
speciesestrellanus(Conrad 1856)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
U. S. Grant and H. R. Gale 1931Shell large, biconvex, strengthened with 16 to 20 broad, flat-topped, comparatively low, vertical-sided ribs, with narrower interspaces, each of which usually contains a distinct mid-rib, interspaces on the right valve much narrower than the ribs, containing, as a rule, merely the mid-rib with a narrow groove on each side of it, although on a few specimens there are longitudinal striations on the ribs and interspaces as in migitelensis and crassicardo, especially near the margins of the shell, these striations beuig much fainter and less persistent, only in the interspaces of the left valve are the striations prominent, there being usually one or two auxillary striations on each side of the mid-rib; ears with more numerous radiating riblets than is usual for crassicardo.