Limatula Wood 1839 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Alternative spelling: Lima (Limatula)

Parent taxon: Limidae according to R. Marquet 2002

See also Beu et al. 1990, El Qot 2006, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Maxwell 1992, Moore 1987, Popenoe 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer et al. 2004, Stilwell et al. 2004, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980, Wienrich 1999 and Woodring 1982

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

Subtaxa: Lima (Limatula) consobrina Lima (Limatula) elliptica Lima (Limatula) turgidula Lima (Limatula) woodsi Limatula (Limatula) Limatula (Limatuletta) Limatula (Stabilima) Limatula acutilineata Limatula asymbleta Limatula cerealis Limatula covacevichi Limatula deceptionensis Limatula decussata Limatula gerardi Limatula jeffreysiana Limatula ovata Limatula ponderi Limatula punctatilla Limatula shanglanensis Limatula siligo Limatula strangei Limatula subaequilateralis Limatula tadena

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (5 collections), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Japan (1), United States (3: Alaska, Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Belgium (5), Chile (4), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (1), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (2), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), France (1), Germany (5), Japan (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (3), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), the Russian Federation (2)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Eocene of France (2), New Zealand (6)

• Paleocene of Belgium (2), the Russian Federation (1)

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (1), Antarctica (1), Argentina (1), Belgium (2), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (1), China (1), Denmark (3), Egypt (2), France (3), Germany (4), Greenland (2), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (9), Kazakhstan (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (25), Poland (7), the Russian Federation (17), Spain (1), USSR (8), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (84: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

• Jurassic of Egypt (1), France (30), Georgia (1), Germany (1), Greenland (12), India (21), Japan (7), Kenya (1), New Zealand (3), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (8), Somalia (1), Tanzania (7), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (18)

• Triassic of China (1), Colombia (1), Italy (2), Japan (1)

• Permian of Greece (1)

• Carboniferous of United States (4: Utah)

Total: 379 collections including 403 occurrences

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