Update: 2015.12.19


(Mollusca - Bivalvia - Pectinoidea: Propeamussiidae, Cyclochlamydidae, Pectinidae)

Henk H. Dijkstra




Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.

courier address: Vondellaan 55, 2332 AA Leiden, The Netherlands.

e-mail: henk.dijkstra@naturalis.nl

webpage: http://science.naturalis.nl/en/people/scientists/henk-dijkstra

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Private address

Gravinneweg 12, 8604 CA Sneek, The Netherlands.

e-mail: h.h.dijkstra@planet.nl

e-mail: h.h.dijkstra40@gmail.com (large files)

website: http://www.scallop.nl





          Propeamussiidae                     Cyclochlamydidae                           Pectinidae

           (glass-scallops)                          (micro-scallops)                        (macro-scallops)


My research mainly concerns studies on the nomenclature, taxonomy and zoogeography of the worldwide living scallops (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pectinoidea). A major focus of my research has been to determine the identity and relationships of bathyal pectinoideans, particularly those sampled by French cruises to the tropical Indo-Pacific.



Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778)     Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829)      Ignaz von Born (1742-1791)

Second interest is in historical malacology, which resulted in publications on type material described by Linnaeus (1758-1771), Lamarck (1819) and Born (1778-1780), and the collation of the three editions of Knorr (1757-1775), together with the pectinids figured in Knorr.



Georg Wolfgang Knorr (1705-1761)                                                       One of the titlepages of Knorr


                                                          Figures of Pectinidae in Knorr




-- Introduction

-- Acronyms

-- Terminology

-- Classification Higher Taxa

-- Genus-Group names

-- Valid Genera

-- Alphabetical Catalogue of Genera and Species

-- Chronological Species

-- Classification

-- New Taxa Henk H. Dijkstra

-- Publications Henk H. Dijkstra

-- Literature Pectinoidea