Definition of pelecypod in English:
Another term for bivalve.
- Fossils include foraminiferans, brachiopods, echinoids, pelecypods, cephalopods, shark teeth, fish vertebrae, as well as asteroids, gastropods, a pterosaur, a nodosaurid, and decapods.
- Found along with the cephalopods are gastropods, pelecypods, echinoderms, and vertebrate bones.
- The bulk of the collection is gastropods and pelecypods.
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Pelecypoda (alternative class name), from Greek pelekus 'hatchet' + -podos 'footed'.
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