Chama macerophylla Gmelin 1791 (jewel box)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae

Synonym: Chama imbricata Lamarck 1801

Belongs to Chama according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Richards et al. 1969 and Woodring 1925

Sister taxa: Chama (Chama), Chama (Cipliacella), Chama (Psilopus), Chama aculeata, Chama arcana, Chama asperella, Chama aspersa, Chama berjadinensis, Chama bezanconi, Chama brassica, Chama calcarata, Chama callipona, Chama canaliculata, Chama chipolana, Chama congregata, Chama cornu, Chama corrugata, Chama corticosaformis, Chama eudeila, Chama fimbriata, Chama florida, Chama fragum, Chama frondosa, Chama granti, Chama gryphoides, Chama huttoni, Chama involuta, Chama janus, Chama lamellifera, Chama lazarus, Chama limbula, Chama monroensis, Chama nejdensis, Chama oblongum, Chama pacifica, Chama pellucida, Chama piruensis, Chama pittensis, Chama pulchella, Chama radians, Chama radiata, Chama reflexa, Chama ruderalis, Chama scheibei, Chama sinuosa, Chama squamuligera, Chama strepta

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (10 collections), Cayman Islands (1), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (3), Haiti (2), Jamaica (2), United States (4: Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Trinidad and Tobago (10), Venezuela (3)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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