Chama gryphoides Linnaeus 1758 (jewel box)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae

Alternative combinations: Chama (Chama) gryphoides, Chama (Psilopus) gryphoides

Belongs to Chama according to H. Moths et al. 2010

See also Freneix et al. 1988, Wood 1879 and Woods 1850

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 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

Subtaxa: Chama gryphoides gryphina

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (6), Austria (10), Bulgaria (5), Cyprus (3), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Italy (3), Moldova (2), Morocco (2), Poland (5), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1)

Total: 54 collections each including a single occurrence

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