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Article: Photonegative young in the Triassic lamellibranch Lima lineata (Schlotheim)

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 3
Part: 3
Publication Date: December 1960
Page(s): 362 369
Author(s): R. P. S. Jefferies
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JEFFERIES, R. P. S. 1960. Photonegative young in the Triassic lamellibranch Lima lineata (Schlotheim). Palaeontology3, 3, 362–369.

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The occurrence of young specimens of Lima lineata (Schlotheim) within the lunules of adults of this German Triassic species is held to be due to photonegative habits and points to a possible origin of nest-building in the Limidae. The non-occurrence of this feature in some parts of Germany and its abundance in other parts is believed to depend on whether or not the adult was byssally attached.
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