Plicacesta Vokes 1963 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Alternative spelling: Acesta (Plicacesta)

Parent taxon: Limidae according to T. A. Darragh and G. W. Kendrick 2008

See also Moore 1987, 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, Palaeolima, Plagiostoma, Plagiostominae, Platilimaria, Pseudoctenostreon, Pseudolimea, Pseudolucina, Roncania, Serania, Seymourtula, Tirolidia

Subtaxa: Acesta (Plicacesta) haseltinei

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (1), New Zealand (2), the Russian Federation (2), United States (1: California)

• Paleocene of France (1), United States (2: California)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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