Elimata Dickins 1963 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Full reference: J. M. Dickins. 1963. Permian pelecypods and gastropods from western Australia. Bulletin of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics 63:1-203

Parent taxon: Limidae according to J. B. Waterhouse 1987

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

Sister taxa: Acesta, Anomolima, Antarctolima, Antiquilima, Aviculolima, Badiotella, Callolima, Costellacesta, Ctenoides, Ctenostreon, Ctenostreoninae, Dimorphoconcha, Divarilima, Echinorbis, Escalima, Gemellima, Gryphellina, Latemaria, Lima, Limaria, Limatula, Limatuletta, Limatulinae, Limea, Liminae, Mantellina, Meotolima, Mysidioptera, Mysidiopterinae, Notolimea, Palaeolima, Plagiostoma, Plagiostominae, Platilimaria, Plicacesta, Pseudoctenostreon, Pseudolimea, Pseudolucina, Roncania, Serania, Seymourtula, Tirolidia

Subtaxa: Elimata guppyi Elimata permiana Elimata polita Elimata prima Elimata symmetrica

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Type: Elimata guppyi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of Australia (18 collections), Germany (1), Greenland (2), Lithuania (3), the United Kingdom (7)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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