Arcinella arcinella Linnaeus 1767 (jewel box)

Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae

Alternative combinations: Chama arcinella, Echinochama arcinella

Belongs to Arcinella according to M. C. Perrilliat and P. Flores-Guerrero 2011

See also Holmes 1860, Rosenberg 2005 and Woodring 1925

Sister taxa: Arcinella antiquata, Arcinella californica, Arcinella cornuta, Arcinella draconis, Arcinella trachyderma, Arcinella yaquensis, Echinochama pristina, Echinochama praearcinella

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (5: Florida, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Colombia (2), Costa Rica (5), Ecuador (3), Mexico (1), United States (5: Florida, South Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Colombia (1), Ecuador (3), Panama (19), United States (12: Florida), Venezuela (3)

Total: 62 collections each including a single occurrence

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