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Argopecten purpuratus

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae

Taxonomy
Pecten purpuratus was named by Lamarck (1819). It is extant.

It was recombined as Pecten (Plagioctenium) purpuratus by Hertlein (1925) and Jordan and Hertlein (1926); it was recombined as Argopecten purpuratus by Keen (1971).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1819Pecten purpuratus Lamarck p. 134
1836Pecten purpuratus Lamarck p. 134
1910Pecten purpuratus Dall p. 149
1925Pecten (Plagioctenium) purpuratus Hertlein
1926Pecten (Plagioctenium) purpuratus Jordan and Hertlein p. 442
1971Argopecten purpuratus Keen p. 87

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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
genusArgopectenMonterosato 1889
speciespurpuratus(Lamarck 1819)

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
Lamarck 1836P. testa alba, purpureo et nigro purpurascente varia ; radiis 26, convexis; intus zona purpureo-nigricante.
Dall 1910Shell orbicular, moderately convex, subequivalve, rather thin, with about 26 flat-topped ribs, laterally fringed, and separated by channeled interspaces ; colors white, rose color, and different shades of purple distributed in an irregular manner ; the interior zoned with blackish purple.