Deltopecten limaeformis, from Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

Belongs within: Pectinida.

Deltopecten is a genus of scallops known from the Late Permian of Australia (Cox et al. 1969).

Characters (from Cox et al. 1969): Large, orbicular, radially plicate shells with or without fine costae; ligament area striated more or less parallel to hinge axis, resilifers lacking.

<==Deltopecten Etheridge 1892DX84
    |--D. clarkei Fletcher 1929F71
    |--D. ‘comptus’ (Dana 1847) [=Pecten comptus non M’Coy 1844]F71
    |--D. depressus Fletcher 1929F71
    |--D. farleyensis Etheridge & Dun 1906F71
    |--D. fittoniF71
    |--D. giganteusF71
    |--D. illawarrensis [=Pecten illawarrensis]F71
    |--D. lata Fletcher 1929F71
    |--D. leniusculus (Dana 1849) [=Pecten leniusculus; incl. D. rienitsi Mitchell 1927]F71
    |--D. limaeformisF71
    |--D. media (Laseron 1910) [=Aviculopecten media]F71
    |--D. mitchelli (Etheridge & Dun 1906) [=Aviculopecten mitchelli]F71
    |--D. multicostatus (Fletcher 1929) [=Aviculopecten multicostatus]F71
    |--D. multistriatusG31
    |--D. obliquatus Etheridge & Dun 1906F71
    |--D. squamuliferus [=Aviculopecten squamuliferus]F71
    `--D. wingenensis Etheridge & Dun 1906F71

*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.

[DX84] Ding Y., Xia G., Duan C., Li W., Liu X. & Liang Z. 1984. Study on the early Permian stratigraphy and fauna in Zhesi district, Nei Mongol Zizhiqu (Inner Mongolia). Bulletin Tianjin Institure Geol. Min. Res. 10.

[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.

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