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Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae

Delectopecten was named by Stewart (1930) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 1112]. It is extant. Its type is Pecten (Pseudamussium) vancouverensis.

It was reranked as Cyclopecten (Delectopecten) by Faustman (1964), Rombouts (1991) and Rombouts (1991); it was reranked as Palliolum (Delectopecten) by Jung (1971); it was reranked as Chlamys (Delectopecten) by Tebble (1976).

It was assigned to Palliolum by Jung (1971); to Chlamys by Tebble (1976); to Cyclopecten by Faustman (1964), Rombouts (1991) and Rombouts (1991); to Palliolinae by Marquet (2002); to Pterioida by Sepkoski (2002); to Pectinidae by Todd (2001) and Kiel (2006); and to Camptonectinae by Coan et al. (2000), Dijkstra and Kilburn (2001), Beu and Darragh (2001), Spencer et al. (2004) and del Rio et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Delectopecten Stewart p. 118
1964Cyclopecten (Delectopecten) Faustman p. 115
1971Palliolum (Delectopecten) Jung p. 166
1976Chlamys (Delectopecten) Tebble p. 64
1991Cyclopecten (Delectopecten) Rombouts p. 78
2000Delectopecten Coan et al. p. 227
2001Delectopecten Beu and Darragh p. 35
2001Delectopecten Dijkstra and Kilburn p. 269
2001Delectopecten Todd
2002Delectopecten Marquet
2002Delectopecten Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Delectopecten Spencer et al.
2006Delectopecten Kiel p. 133
2008Delectopecten del Rio et al. p. 286

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderPectinida(Gray 1854)
suborderPectinidina(Adams and Adams 1858)
superfamilyPectinoideaRafinesque 1815
PectinoidaeRafinesque 1815
familyPectinidaeWilkes 1810
subfamilyCamptonectinaeHabe 1977
genusDelectopectenStewart 1930

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.

No diagnoses are available