Chama (bivalve)

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Chama
Temporal range: Cretaceous – Present
Chamidae - Chama lazarus.JPG
Shell of Chama lazarus from Philippines at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Venerida
Family: Chamidae
Genus: Chama
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

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Chama is a genus of cemented saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Chamidae, the jewel boxes.

Species[edit]

Extant species within this genus include:[1]

Extinct species[edit]

Extinct species within this genus include:[2]

  • Chama asperella Lamarck 1819
  • Chama aspersa Reeve 1846
  • Chama berjadinensis Hodson 1927
  • Chama bezanconi Cossmann 1887
  • Chama brassica Reeve 1847
  • Chama calcarata Lamarck 1806
  • Chama callipona Maury 1924
  • Chama chipolana Dall 1903
  • Chama corticosaformis Weisbord 1929
  • Chama eudeila Maury 1924
  • Chama fimbriata Defrance 1817
  • Chama fragum Reeve 1847
  • Chama huttoni Hector 1886
  • Chama involuta Guppy 1873
  • Chama lamellifera Tenison Woods 1877
  • Chama monroensis Aldrich 1903
  • Chama nejdensis Abbass 1972
  • Chama pacifica Broderip 1834
  • Chama pittensis Marwick 1928
  • Chama radiata Dockery 1977
  • Chama reflexa Reeve 1846
  • Chama ruderalis Lamarck 1819
  • Chama scheibei Anderson 1929
  • Chama strepta Woodring 1982
Fossil shell of Chama gryphoides

This genus is known in the fossil record from the Cretaceous period to the Quaternary period (age range 130.0 to 0.0 million years ago.). Fossil shells within this genus have been found all over the world.[2]

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