Aviculopecten sp., copyright Michael P. Klimetz.

Belongs within: Aviculopectinoidea.

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 1852W77
|--A. affinis de Koninck 1885SB93
|--A. alternatoplicatusG31
|--A. borealisG31
|--A. carboniferousG31
|--A. comelicanusG31
|--A. coreyanus White 1874W77
|--A. coxanus [incl. A. coxanus var. sinensis]G31
|--A. dissimilis Fleming 1828 [incl. Pecten undulatus McCoy 1844 nec Nilsson 1827 nec Sowerby 1842]F27
|--A. extensus Fletcher 1929F71
|--A. gracilis Fletcher 1929F71
|--A. grandocostatus White 1862SB93
|--A. guembeliG31
|--A. hiemalis [incl. A. hiemalis var. alta]G31
|--A. interlineatus Meek & Worthen 1860W77
|--A. ivanitskiiG31
|--A. janusG31
|--A. kansuensisG31
|--A. katwahiensisG31
|--A. knockonniensisF71
|--A. kokscharofiG31
|--A. laosensisG31
|--A. leggei Mitchell 1924F71
|--A. lindstroemiG31
|--A. losseniG31
|--A. manchuricusG31
|--A. mapingensisG31
|--A. mccoyi Meek & Hayden 1864W77
|--A. murchisoniG31
|--A. occidentalis (Shumard 1855) [=Pecten occidentalis; incl. P. cleavelandicus Swallow 1858]W77
|--A. ovalisG31
|--A. plicatilis Mitchell 1924F71
|--A. ponderosus Etheridge & Dun 1906F71
|--A. profundusF71
|--A. pseudoctenostreonG31
|--A. pygmaeusG31
|--A. subquinquelineatus (M’Coy 1847) (see below for synonymy)F71
|--A. tenuicollis (Dana 1849) [=Pecten tenuicollis; incl. A. sprenti]F71
|--A. toulaiG31
|--A. trinkeriG31
|--A. uralicusG31
|--A. verbeekiG31
`--A. waageniG31

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

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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.

[G31] Grabau, A. W. 1931. The Permian of Mongolia: A report on the Permian fauna of the Jisu Honguer limestone of Mongolia and its relations to the Permian of other parts of the world. American Museum of Natural History: New York.

[SB93] Skelton, P. W., & M. J. Benton. 1993. Mollusca: Rostroconchia, Scaphopoda and Bivalvia. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 237–263. Chapman & Hall: London.

[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 1–21.

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