Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 27
Specimens with Sequences: 13
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 4
Public Records: 12
Public Species: 3
Public BINs: 3
The Propeamussiidae, sometimes referred to as glass scallops mud scallops or mud pectens, are a taxonomic family of saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the order Ostreoida. As members of the superfamily Pectinoidea, they are closely related to scallops. Extant species are small in size, poorly-known, and inhabit deep waters. None of the species within this family has a common name.
Valves of these animals are fragile, either equivalved or nearly so, small to medium sized, and are described as subcircular to obscurely ovate in shape. Like other scallops, the valves have pronounced "ears" on the anterior and posterior sides of the hinge joint. Valves are also very nearly equilateral. All species have a byssal notch which will vary with depth of species.
Fossil species of these epifaunal carnivores lived from the Triassic period to the Quaternary period (242.0 to 0.0 Ma). The majority of fossils of this family are distributed throughout Europe and North America. 
Genera within the family Propeamussidae include:
- John Wesley Tunnell (2010). Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History. Texas A&M University. p. 329. ISBN 978-1-60344-337-1.
- The Paleobiology Database
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