The first scallop

@article{Hautmann2010TheFS,
  title={The first scallop},
  author={M. Hautmann},
  journal={Pal{\"a}ontologische Zeitschrift},
  year={2010},
  volume={84},
  pages={317-322}
}
  • M. Hautmann
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Paläontologische Zeitschrift
Scallops (Pectinidae) are a highly diverse bivalve family with a long evolutionary history, but insufficient knowledge on the internal shell characters of initial taxa has hampered clarification of their phylogenetic roots. Here, morphological details of the shell interior of the basal pectinid Pleuronectites laevigatus from the Middle Triassic are documented for the first time. It is shown that ligament morphology, lack of internal buttresses and hinge articulation, presence of a right… Expand
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