Plagiostoma giganteum Sowerby 1814 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Alternative combination: Plagiostoma gigantea

Belongs to Plagiostoma according to J. Yin and C. A. McRoberts 2006

See also Aberhan 1998

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) paolii, 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 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

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Belgium (1 collection), Canada (3: British Columbia), Chile (3), China (1), Germany (11), Italy (2), Luxembourg (1), Saudi Arabia (6), Spain (5), the United Kingdom (34)

• Triassic of the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 69 collections each including a single occurrence

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