Pecten (genus)

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Pecten
Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Pecten maximus Pilgermuschel.jpg
Two beachworn upper valves of Pecten maximus from Wales
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Pecten
Müller, 1776

Pecten is a genus of large scallops or saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This is the type genus of the family.

Etymology[edit]

The name Pecten is from the Latin word for a comb or rake. [1] Since 1904, a Pecten shell has been used as the basis of the logo of Shell petroleum company.

Species[edit]

Species in the genus Pecten include:

[2][3][4][5][6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Frank H.T. Rodes, Herbert S. Zim en Paul R. Shaffer (1993) - Natuurgids Fossielen (het ontstaan, prepareren en rangschikken van fossielen), Zuidnederlandse Uitgeverij N.V., Aartselaar. ISBN D-1993-0001-361
  • Cyril Walker & David Ward (1993) - Fossielen: Sesam Natuur Handboeken, Bosch & Keuning, Baarn. ISBN 90-246-4924-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionary.com
  2. ^ World Register of Marine Species
  3. ^ Paleobiology Database
  4. ^ Catalogue of life
  5. ^ Encyclopedia of life
  6. ^ Branch, G.M., Branch, M.L, Griffiths, C.L. and Beckley, L.E (2005): Two Oceans: a guide to the marine life of southern Africa ISBN 0-86486-672-0