Definition of Family Pectinidae
1. Noun. Scallops.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Bivalvia, Class Bivalvia, Class Lamellibranchia, Class Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia
Member holonyms: Escallop, Scallop, Scollop, Genus Pecten
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Pectinidae
Literary usage of Family Pectinidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pecten by William John Dakin (1909)
"familiar genus of the family Pectinidae, the correct position of which amongst Pelecypoda or Lamelli- ..."
2. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"A study of the family Pectinidae, with a revision of the genera and subgenera. Connecticut Acad. Arts and Sci., Trans., vol. 10, pt. 1, pp. 41-96, pis. ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"... which chiefly relate to tertiary forms, especially members of tin' family Pectinidae, of which, and of the Ostreidae, he has made a special study. ..."