Limea Bronn 1831 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Alternative spelling: Limaea

Parent taxon: Limidae according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Maxwell 1992, Moore 1987, Olsson 1922, Sepkoski 2002, Stilwell 1998, Todd 2001, Vokes 1980 and Wienrich 1999

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

Subtaxa: Limaea solida Limea (Isolimea) Limea (Limea) Limea alticosta Limea delanouei Limea margineplicata Limea strigilata Limea strigillata Limea tenuisculptata Limea transenna

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Panama (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Costa Rica (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Belgium (3), France (1), Germany (8), Italy (1), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2), New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), New Zealand (4)

• Paleocene of Australia (3), United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of France (3), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (4), the Russian Federation (1), United States (6: Texas)

• Jurassic of Belgium (1), Ethiopia (1), France (2), Germany (1), Greenland (15), Hungary (1), Madagascar (1), Somalia (1)

• Triassic of Hungary (1), Papua New Guinea (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1)

Total: 83 collections including 85 occurrences

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