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Chamidae (jewel box)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1825Chamidae Blainville
1904Chamidae Glenn p. 342
1980Chamidae Vokes p. 108
1982Chamidae Dockery p. 61
1987Chamidae Ward and Blackwelder p. 130
1990Chamidae Beu et al. p. 397
1992Chamidae Ward p. 81
2000Chamidae Coan et al. p. 258
2009Chamidae Nevesskaja
2011Chamidae Carter et al. p. 16

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
CardiidiaFerussac 1822
CardiataFerussac 1822
superorderCardiiformiiFerussac 1822
orderCardiidaFerussac 1822
suborderCardiidinaFerussac 1822
Veneroidei(Gray 1854)
VeneroiteiGray 1854
superfamilyChamoidea(Blainville 1825)
familyChamidaeBlainville 1825
familyChamidaeBlainville 1825

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Epibiont: yesf
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Comments: LIFE HISTORY: ER, IM, CE, SU according to Todd (2001).f
Created: 2009-07-05 10:14:39
Modified: 2009-09-09 09:35:47
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Todd 2001, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Barremian to the top of the Holocene or 130.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 125.45 Ma

Collections (692 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0New Zealand (Canterbury) Chama sp. (101408 101409)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45France Chama sp. (75576)
Albian - Aptian113.0 - 113.0Antarctica (Alexander Island) Arcinella sp. (2079)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0New Zealand (South Island) Chama sp. (101382)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Iran Chama callosa (1383)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Pakistan (Baluchistan) Chama callosa (1384)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Egypt Chama saharica (1363)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Spain Chama coquandi, Chama tartareui (1317)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Libya Chama cossmanni (1370)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Serbia and Montenegro Chama toeroeki (1380)
Danian66.0 - 61.6France Chama sp., Cipliacella supracretacea (20816)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Belgium Chama ancestralis (22931) Chama ciplyensis, Chama sp. (26879)
Selandian61.6 - 59.2USA (Georgia) Chama gainesensis (92371)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Saudi Arabia (Ash Sharqiyah) Chama nejdensis (42459)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Spain Chama boriesi (71633) Chama sp. (75353)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Turkey (Yerkoy) Chama fimbriata (98010)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Rajasthan) Chama brimonti (46999)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France Chama turgidula (59789)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (Texas) Chama taylorensis (7788 7789 83950 84337)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6Pakistan Chama brimonti (77304)