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Temporal range: Triassic - Recent
Aequipecten opercularis.jpg
Queen scallop, Aequipecten opercularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Suborder: Pectinina
Superfamily: Pectinoidea
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Aequipecten
P. Fischer, 1886

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Aequipecten is a genus of scallops, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae.[1]

Fossil records[edit]

This genus is very ancient. It is known in the fossil records from the Triassic to the Quaternary (age range: from 247.2 to 0.0 million years ago). Fossils are found in the marine strata throughout the world.[2]

Fossil valve of Aequipecten radians from Pliocene of Italy


Species within the genus Aequipecten include:


  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 30-31.
  2. ^ Fossilworks

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