Aviculopecten sp., copyright Michael P. Klimetz.

Belongs within: Pectinoidea.

Aviculopecten is a genus of scallops known from the Carboniferous and Permian (Cox et al. 1969).

Characters (from Cox et al. 1969): Ornamentation radial, increasing on body of shell by intercalation in left valve, by bifurcation in right valve; right valve commonly smaller than left.

<==Aviculopecten McCoy 1852 W77
    |--A. coreyanus White 1874 W77
    |--A. dissimilis Fleming 1828 [incl. Pecten undulatus McCoy 1844 nec Nilsson 1827 nec Sowerby 1842] F27
    |--A. extensus Fletcher 1929 F71
    |--A. gracilis Fletcher 1929 F71
    |--A. interlineatus Meek & Worthen 1860 W77
    |--A. knockonniensis F71
    |--A. leggei Mitchell 1924 F71
    |--A. mccoyi Meek & Hayden 1864 W77
    |--A. occidentalis (Shumard 1855) [=Pecten occidentalis; incl. P. cleavelandicus Swallow 1858] W77
    |--A. plicatilis Mitchell 1924 F71
    |--A. ponderosus Etheridge & Dun 1906 F71
    |--A. profundus F71
    |--A. subquinquelineatus (M’Coy 1847) (see below for synonymy) F71
    `--A. tenuicollis (Dana 1849) [=Pecten tenuicollis; incl. A. sprenti] F71

Aviculopecten subquinquelineatus (M’Coy 1847) [=Pecten subquinquelineatus, Deltopecten subquinquelineatus; incl. D. subquinquelineatus var. delicatula Fletcher 1929] F71

*Type species of generic name indicated


Cox, L. R., N. D. Newell et al. 1969. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt N. Bivalvia vol. 1. The Geological Society of America, Inc. and The University of Kansas.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488-533.

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1-167.

[W77] White, C. A. 1877. Report upon the invertebrate fossils collected in portions of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, by parties of the expeditions of 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874. U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian 4 (1): 1-219, pls 211-221.

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