Lima (Plagiostoma) paolii Stefanini 1939 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Full reference: G. Stefanini. 1939. Molluschi del Giuralias della Somalia, Gasteropodi e Lamellibranchi [Jurassic molluscs from Somalia, gastropods and bivalves]. Palaeontographia Italica 32(4):103-270

Belongs to Lima (Plagiostoma) according to G. Stefanini 1939

Sister taxa: Lima (Plagiostoma) anonii, Lima (Plagiostoma) astartina, Lima (Plagiostoma) bognyensis, Lima (Plagiostoma) bynei, Lima (Plagiostoma) derbyi, Lima (Plagiostoma) fazendaestivica, Lima (Plagiostoma) grenieri, Lima (Plagiostoma) hellica, Lima (Plagiostoma) kanei, Lima (Plagiostoma) mysica, Lima (Plagiostoma) notata, Lima (Plagiostoma) perplana, Lima (Plagiostoma) pseudohoernesi, Lima (Plagiostoma) rigida, Lima (Plagiostoma) stabilei, Lima (Plagiostoma) subcardiiformis, Lima (Plagiostoma) ziona, Plagiostoma aequilateralis, Plagiostoma angulatum, Plagiostoma aurita, Plagiostoma bellula, Plagiostoma delettrei, Plagiostoma deltoideum, Plagiostoma dianense, Plagiostoma euximium, Plagiostoma gejiuense, Plagiostoma gigantea, Plagiostoma giganteum, Plagiostoma harronis, Plagiostoma hermanni, Plagiostoma hesione, Plagiostoma hoperi, Plagiostoma immensum, Plagiostoma inversa, Plagiostoma lenaensis, Plagiostoma malinovskyi, Plagiostoma nudum, Plagiostoma popovi, Plagiostoma praecursor, Plagiostoma punctata, Plagiostoma punctatum, Plagiostoma rigida, Plagiostoma rodburgensis, Plagiostoma semicircularis, Plagiostoma striatum, Plagiostoma sublaeviusculum, Plagiostoma subpunctatoides, Plagiostoma subsimplex, Plagiostoma subvaloniense, Plagiostoma tihensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Anole Issa, Oolitico inferiore, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian marine horizon in Somalia

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Anole Issa, Oolitico inferiore

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