Pecten (bivalve)

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Pecten
Temporal range: Cretaceous - Recent
Pecten maximus Pilgermuschel.jpg
Two beachworn upper valves of Pecten maximus from Wales
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pectinida
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Pecten
O. F. Müller, 1776

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. Pecten have lived since the Triassic Era and swim by flopping their shells.

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 | change source]

Species in the genus Pecten include:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Latin origin". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  2. "Shell Logo History". Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  3. "Type of Pecten". 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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