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Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

Lima was named by Bruguière (1797) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Anis-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 674]. It is extant. Its type is Ostrea lima.

It was assigned to Ostreidae by Holmes (1860); to Pterioida by Sepkoski (2002); to Limidae by Glenn (1904), Packard (1922), Nagao (1928), Nagao (1928), Popenoe (1937), Vokes (1973), Vokes (1980), Moore (1987), Beu et al. (1990), Lamprell and Whitehead (1992), Todd (2001), Marquet (2002) and Spencer et al. (2004); and to Liminae by Bouchet et al. (2010).

Sister genera
Glaucion, Limigenus

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1797Lima Bruguière
1807Limigenus Renier
1815Glaucion Oken
1853Radula Mörch p. 56
1860Lima Holmes p. 11
1904Lima Glenn p. 368
1922Lima Packard p. 421
1928Lima Nagao p. 40
1929Austrolima Iredale p. 61
1937Lima Popenoe p. 381
1957Lima (Radula) Dartevelle and Freneix p. 97
1973Lima Vokes p. 87
1980Austrolima Vokes p. 61
1980Lima Vokes p. 61
1987Lima Moore p. C13
1990Lima Beu et al. p. 396
1992Lima Lamprell and Whitehead p. 36
2001Lima Todd
2002Lima Marquet
2002Lima Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Lima Spencer et al.
2010Lima Bouchet et al.
2010Radula Bouchet et al.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderPectinida(Gray 1854)
suborderAnomiidinaGray 1854
Limoidei(Moore 1952)
superfamilyLimoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyLimidaeRafinesque 1815
genusLimaBruguière 1797

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available