Chama congregata Conrad 1833 (jewel box)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae

Synonym: Chama congregatoides Maury 1917

Belongs to Chama according to T. Oinomikado 1939

See also Glenn 1904, Olsson 1922 and Rosenberg 2005

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 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 macerophylla, 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 Cayman Islands (2 collections), United States (13: Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1), Panama (1), United States (14: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene of United States (2: New Jersey)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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