Born described in two publications (1778, 1780) the molluscs in the collection of Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780), now in the Natural History Museum at Vienna. In this paper the Pectinidae type material is described. Ten new species were introduced of which Argopecten nucleus (Born, 1778) and Minnivola pyxidata (Born, 1778) are valid taxa. The remaining eight names are junior or senior synonyms and there is also a nomen inquirendum.

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Keywords Born, Mollusca, Bivalvia, Pectinidae, type species, taxonomy, nomenclature
Journal Basteria
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Dijkstra, H.H. (2009). Type specimens of Pectinidae (Bivalvia) described by Ignaz von Born. Basteria, 73, 99–116.