Palaeolima Hind 1903 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Alternative spelling: Paleolima

Parent taxon: Limidae according to S. Ros-Franch et al. 2014

See also Elias 1958, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1980

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

Subtaxa: Palaeolima afanasievi Palaeolima anfuensis Palaeolima anshunensis Palaeolima antinaoensis Palaeolima chekiangensis Palaeolima dieneri Palaeolima fasciculicostata Palaeolima footei Palaeolima hunanensis Palaeolima jiaheensis Palaeolima kasanensis Palaeolima krotowi Palaeolima laticostata Palaeolima middlemissi Palaeolima minima Palaeolima nakamurai Palaeolima nodosocostata Palaeolima petaline Palaeolima planocosta Palaeolima retifera Palaeolima sichuanensis Palaeolima simplex Palaeolima striatocostata Paleolima triplistriata

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Type: Pecten simplex

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (19 collections), United States (1: Nevada)

• Permian to Triassic of India (2)

• Permian of Australia (1), China (52), India (6), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (2), Mexico (1), Pakistan (3), the Russian Federation (7), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), United States (5: Alaska, Arizona)

• Virgilian of United States (5: Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio)

• Desmoinesian of United States (4: Kansas, Missouri)

• Westphalian of Spain (1)

• Carboniferous of Argentina (5), China (2), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (7: Arizona, Kentucky, New mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia)

• Devonian of China (1), Germany (2)

Total: 138 collections including 157 occurrences

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