Amusium

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Amusium
Temporal range: Carboniferous - recent
Pectinidae - Amusium cristatum.JPG
Fossil shells of Amusium cristatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pectinida
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Amusium
Röding, 1798
Synonyms
  • Pecten (Pleuronectia) Swainson, 1840
  • Pleuronectes Bronn, 1832
  • Pleuronectia Swainson, 1840

Amusium is a genus of scallops, marine bivalve molluscs belonging to the family Pectinidae.

Extant species[edit]

Extinct species[edit]

Extinct species within this genus include:[2]

  • Amusium aguaclarensis Hodson, 1927
  • Amusium balloti Bernardi, 1861
  • Amusium bocasense Olsson, 1922
  • Amusium cristatum (Bronn, 1827)
  • Amusium darwinianum d'Orbigny, 1846
  • Amusium filosum Hauer, 1857
  • Amusium hulshofi Martin, 1883
  • Amusium lucens Tate, 1886
  • Amusium mimyum Woodring, 1982
  • Amusium mortoni Ravenel, 1844
  • Amusium orientale Dey, 1961
  • Amusium papyraceum Gabb, 1873
  • Amusium paris del Rio, 1992
  • Amusium sol Brown and Pilsbry, 1913
  • Amusium toulae Brown and Pilsbry, 1911
  • Amussium alazanum Cooke, 1928
  • Amussium destefanii Ugolini, 1903
  • Amussium lompocensis Arnold, 1907
  • Amussium subcorneum d'Archaic and Haime, 1854

This genus is known in the fossil record from the Carboniferous period to the Quaternary period (age range: 336.0 to 0.012 million years ago). These fossils have been found all over the world.[2]

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