Acesta Adams and Adams 1858 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Alternative spelling: Lima (Acesta)

Parent taxon: Limidae according to J. D. Stilwell et al. 2004

See also Beu et al. 1990, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Maury 1936, Moore 1987, Popenoe 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Todd 2001 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Anomolima, Antarctolima, Antiquilima, Aviculolima, Badiotella, Calcicanicularia, Callolima, Costellacesta, Ctenoides, Ctenostreioninae, Ctenostreon, Dimorphoconcha, Divarilima, Echinorbis, Elimata, Eolimea, Escalima, Gemellima, Gryphellina, Latemaria, Lima, Limaria, Limatula, Limatuletta, Limatulinae, Limea, Liminae, Mantellina, Meotolima, Mysidioptera, Notolimea, Palaeolima, Plagiostoma, Plagiostominae, Platilimaria, Plicacesta, Pseudacesta, Pseudoctenostreon, Pseudolimea, Pseudolucina, Roncania, Serania, Seymourtula, Tirolidia

Subtaxa: Acesta (Acesta) Acesta bibbyi Acesta brycei Acesta excavata Acesta maui Acesta webbi Lima (Acesta) beta Lima (Acesta) obliquistriata Lima (Acesta) obsoleta Lima (Acesta) praetexta Lima (Acesta) sameshimai

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Type: Ostrea excavata

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (2), Japan (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Grenada (1), Japan (4), the Russian Federation (2), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Colombia (1), the Russian Federation (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Argentina (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (5), the Russian Federation (2)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (4), Argentina (2), Belgium (1), France (1), United States (4: California)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (1), Antarctica (5), Argentina (5), Brazil (2), India (1), Italy (2), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), New Zealand (9), the United Kingdom (5), United States (10: California, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas)

• Jurassic of France (5), India (8), Iran (1), New Zealand (1), Portugal (3), Tanzania (4), Tunisia (10), the United Kingdom (9)

Total: 124 collections including 130 occurrences

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