Family Chamidae Blainville 1825 (jewel box)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae

Parent taxon: Chamoidea according to J. G. Carter et al. 2011

See also Beu et al. 1990, Coan et al. 2000, Dockery 1982, Glenn 1904, Nevesskaja 2009, Vokes 1980, Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Arcinella Chama Pseudochama

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (5), the Bahamas (4), Bermuda (10), Brazil (1), 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 (4), Jamaica (2), Japan (6), Kenya (3), the Marshall Islands (2), Mexico (21), Morocco (1), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (3), Panama (2), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (4), South Africa (2), Spain (4), Sudan (1), Taiwan (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (53: 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 (7), Costa Rica (11), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (8), Ecuador (4), Fiji (1), Greece (2), Haiti (2), Italy (4), Jamaica (4), Japan (3), Mexico (3), New Zealand (1), Panama (14), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (2), Trinidad and Tobago (15), the United Kingdom (2), United States (39: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (12)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (7)

• Miocene of Algeria (7), Australia (2), Austria (11), Brazil (8), Bulgaria (5), Colombia (25), Costa Rica (1), Cyprus (5), the Dominican Republic (11), Ecuador (4), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (2), Haiti (3), Hungary (1), India (1), Indonesia (7), Italy (8), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Malta (1), Mexico (1), Moldova (2), Morocco (2), New Zealand (2), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Panama (57), the Philippines (1), Poland (5), Romania (2), Slovakia (1), Spain (2), United States (46: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey), Venezuela (21)

• 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 to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

• 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 (30: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

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

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

Total: 696 collections including 918 occurrences

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