Pectinoidea

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Pectinoidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pectinoida
Superfamily: Pectinoidea
Families

See text.

Synonyms[1]

Pectinacea

The Pectinoidea are a superfamily of marine bivalve mollusks, including the scallops and thorny oysters (though the latter are not true oysters).[1] All members of this group have a triangular resilium with a nonmineralized medial core that functions below the hinge line.[2]

The Pectinoidea include these families:

Families brought into synonymy
  • Propeamussidae: synonym of Propeamussiidae
  • Syncyclonematidae: synonym of Entoliidae

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2012). Pectinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151320 on 2012-07-08
  2. ^ WALLER, THOMAS R. (2006). "Phylogeny of families in the Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia): importance of the fossil record". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 148 (3): 313–342. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00258.x.  edit

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