Pecten

Pecten_albicans_-_London_1

“Pecten albicans – London 1” by Emőke Dénes – kindly granted by the author. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pecten_albicans_-_London_1.jpg#/media/File:Pecten_albicans_-_London_1.jpg

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Ostreoida

Family: Pectinidae

Genus: Pecten

Fun Facts:

Does the fossil look familiar? It serves as the logo of the petroleum company, Shell.

Pecten is the Latin word for a comb.