Pecten (bivalve)

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Pecten
Two beachworn upper valves of Pecten maximus from Wales
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Pecten
Müller, 1776
Species

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Pecten is a genus of large scallops or saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae. This is the type genus of the family.

The name "Pecten" is the Latin word for a comb or rake.[1]

Shell petroleum company has used its logo with a shell since 1904.[2]

Species[change | edit source]

Species in the genus Pecten include:

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Latin origin". http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Pecten. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  2. "Shell Logo History".
  3. "Type of Pecten". http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=214919. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  4. Branch, G.M., Branch, M.L, Griffiths, C.L. and Beckley, L.E (2005): Two Oceans: a guide to the marine life of southern Africa ISBN 0-86486-672-0

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