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Plagiostoma Sowerby 1814 (file clam)

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 16927

Alternative spelling: Lima (Plagiostoma)

Parent taxon: Limidae according to Y. S. Repin 2013

Sister taxa: Acesta, Anomolima, Antarctolima, Antiquilima, Aviculolima, Badiotella, Calcicanicularia, Callolima, Costellacesta, Ctenoides, Ctenostreioninae, Ctenostreon, Dimorphoconcha, Divarilima, Echinorbis, Elimata, Eolimea, Escalima, Gemellima, Gryphellina, Latemaria, Lima, Limaria, Limatula, Limatuletta, Limatulinae, Limea, Liminae, Mantellina, Meotolima, Mysidioptera, Notolimea, Palaeolima, Plagiostominae, Platilimaria, Plicacesta, Pseudacesta, Pseudoctenostreon, Pseudolimea, Pseudolucina, Roncania, Serania, Seymourtula, Tirolidia

Subtaxa: Lima (Plagiostoma) anonii, Lima (Plagiostoma) astartina, Lima (Plagiostoma) bognyensis, Lima (Plagiostoma) bynei, Lima (Plagiostoma) derbyi, Lima (Plagiostoma) fazendaestivica, Lima (Plagiostoma) grenieri, Lima (Plagiostoma) hellica, Lima (Plagiostoma) kanei, Lima (Plagiostoma) notata, Lima (Plagiostoma) paolii, Lima (Plagiostoma) perplana, Lima (Plagiostoma) pseudohoernesi, Lima (Plagiostoma) rigida, Lima (Plagiostoma) subcardiiformis, Lima (Plagiostoma) ziona, Plagiostoma aurita, Plagiostoma bellula, Plagiostoma delettrei, Plagiostoma deltoideum, Plagiostoma dianense, Plagiostoma euximium, Plagiostoma gejiuense, Plagiostoma gigantea, Plagiostoma giganteum, Plagiostoma harronis, Plagiostoma hermanni, Plagiostoma hoperi, Plagiostoma immensum, Plagiostoma inversa, Plagiostoma lenaensis, Plagiostoma malinovskyi, Plagiostoma nudum, Plagiostoma popovi, Plagiostoma punctatum, Plagiostoma rigida, Plagiostoma rodburgensis, Plagiostoma semicircularis, Plagiostoma striatum, Plagiostoma sublaeviusculum, Plagiostoma subsimplex, Plagiostoma subvaloniense, Plagiostoma tihensis

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Type: Lima gigantea

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder