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Description of new species of Chama from the Gulf of Carpentaria with comments on Pseudochama odhner (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Chamidae)
Healy, J.M.; Lamprell, K.L.; Stanisic, J. (1993). Description of new species of Chama from the Gulf of Carpentaria with comments on Pseudochama odhner (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Chamidae). Mem. Queensl. Mus. 33(1): 211-216
In: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. Queensland Museum: Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835, more
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Keywords
    Animal morphology; New species; Taxonomy; Bivalvia [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]; Pseudochama Odhner, 1917 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Healy, J.M.
  • Lamprell, K.L.
  • Stanisic, J.

Abstract
    A new species of Chamidae, Chama isaacooki sp. nov., is described from northern Australia and a key to the Australian Chamidae presented. In addition, the phenomenon of left versus right valve attachment in chamids is discussed, particularly in relation to recognition of the genus Pseudochama Odhner, 1917. It is concluded that the identity of valve attachment is not a reliable, sole basis for distinguishing Pseudochama from Chama.

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