Chama Linnaeus 1758 (jewel box)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Chamidae according to E. V. Coan and P. Valentich-Scott 2012

See also Beu 2006, Beu et al. 1990, Dockery 1982, Freneix et al. 1988, Glenn 1904, Lamprell and Whitehead 1992, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1980, Ward 1992, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Woodring 1925 and Woodring 1982

Sister taxa: Arcinella, Pseudochama

Subtaxa: Chama (Chama) Chama (Cipliacella) Chama (Psilopus) Chama aculeata Chama arcana Chama asperella Chama aspersa Chama berjadinensis Chama bezanconi Chama brassica Chama calcarata Chama callipona Chama canaliculata Chama chipolana Chama congregata Chama cornu Chama corrugata Chama corticosaformis Chama eudeila Chama fimbriata Chama florida Chama fragum Chama frondosa Chama granti Chama gryphoides Chama huttoni Chama involuta Chama janus Chama lamellifera Chama lazarus Chama limbula Chama macerophylla Chama monroensis Chama nejdensis Chama oblongum Chama pacifica Chama pellucida Chama pittensis Chama pulchella Chama radians Chama radiata Chama reflexa Chama ruderalis Chama scheibei Chama sinuosa Chama squamuligera Chama strepta

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Type: Chama lazarus

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (5), the Bahamas (4), Bermuda (10), Cayman Islands (2), Costa Rica (4), Cuba (2), Djibouti (6), the Dominican Republic (4), Ecuador (2), Egypt (2), Eritrea (2), French Polynesia (1), Haiti (2), India (1), Iran (1), Italy (3), Jamaica (2), Japan (6), Kenya (3), the Marshall Islands (2), Mexico (19), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (3), Panama (2), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (4), South Africa (2), Spain (3), Sudan (1), Taiwan (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (40: California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina), Vanuatu (2), Venezuela (3), Yemen (2)

• Blancan of United States (2: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (5), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (2), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (5), Ecuador (2), Fiji (1), Greece (2), Haiti (2), Italy (4), Jamaica (3), Japan (3), Mexico (2), New Zealand (1), Panama (14), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (2), Trinidad and Tobago (15), the United Kingdom (2), United States (19: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (10)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5)

• Miocene of Algeria (6), Australia (2), Austria (10), Brazil (7), Bulgaria (5), Colombia (15), Cyprus (4), the Dominican Republic (9), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (2), Hungary (1), India (1), Indonesia (7), Italy (8), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Malta (1), Moldova (2), Morocco (2), New Zealand (2), Panama (28), the Philippines (1), Poland (5), Romania (2), Slovakia (1), Spain (2), United States (9: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey), Venezuela (18)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Germany (2), Haiti (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Peru (1), Romania (2), United States (14: Mississippi), Venezuela (3)

• Eocene of Australia (5), Bahrain (1), Bulgaria (1), China (1), Croatia (1), Egypt (2), France (3), Germany (2), Haiti (3), India (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (3), Jamaica (1), Pakistan (2), Romania (9), Saudi Arabia (1), Somalia (1), Spain (4), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (29: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

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

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), France (1), Iran (1), Libya (1), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1)

Total: 535 collections including 648 occurrences

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