Cimitaria Hall and Whitfield 1869 (clam)

Bivalvia - Cardiidia - Grammysiidae

Full reference: J. Hall and R. P. Whitfield. 1869. Preliminary notice of the lamellibranchiate shells of the upper Helderberg, Hamilton and Chemung groups, with others from the Waverly sandstones, part 2. 1-80

Parent taxon: Grammysiidae according to J. Kříž 2008

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Asketomorpha, Cardiomorpha, Cercomyopsis, Cuneamya, Cuneamyinae, Ectogrammysia, Fuchsella, Glyptoconcha, Grammysia, Grammysiinae, Grammysioidea, Prothyris, Sedgwickia, Solenomorpha

Subtaxa: Cimitaria liscina

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Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder


• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta collection)

• Devonian of Australia (1), Brazil (3), China (3), New Zealand (3), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (16: New York)

• Clinton of Canada (1: British Columbia)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (1)

Total: 31 collections including 33 occurrences

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