Dentalium (Dentalium) Linnaeus 1758 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

Parent taxon: Dentalium according to M. C. Perrilliat 1992

See also Marasti 1973, Oostingh 1935 and Pugaczewska 1984

Sister taxa: Dentalium (Fissidentalium), Dentalium (Graptacme), Dentalium (Laevidentalium), Dentalium (Pseudantilis), Dentalium akasakensis, Dentalium alazanum, Dentalium angsananum, Dentalium aratum, Dentalium arcotinum, Dentalium atratum, Dentalium attenuatum, Dentalium bifrons, Dentalium bocasense, Dentalium caduloide, Dentalium cannaliculatum, Dentalium cooperi, Dentalium cossmannianum, Dentalium danai, Dentalium decoratum, Dentalium denotatum, Dentalium giganteum, Dentalium gonatodes, Dentalium hamatum, Dentalium hanguense, Dentalium hecetaensis, Dentalium inaequale, Dentalium indianum, Dentalium junghuhni, Dentalium klipsteini, Dentalium latisulcatum, Dentalium lighti, Dentalium lombardicum, Dentalium mancorens, Dentalium microstria, Dentalium montense, Dentalium moreanum, Dentalium neohexagonum, Dentalium neornatum, Dentalium ovale, Dentalium pretiosum, Dentalium pseudonyma, Dentalium rectius, Dentalium rimosum, Dentalium rugiferum, Dentalium sandbergeri, Dentalium schencki, Dentalium semistriatum, Dentalium simile, Dentalium solidum, Dentalium sorbii, Dentalium soriense, Dentalium speyeri, Dentalium stramineum, Dentalium sundkrogensis, Dentalium tenuistriatum, Dentalium tornatissimum, Dentalium triquetrum, Dentalium yasilum

Subtaxa: Dentalium (Dentalium) aprinum Dentalium (Dentalium) bocasensis Dentalium (Dentalium) dollfusi Dentalium (Dentalium) elephantinum Dentalium (Dentalium) jonkeri Dentalium (Dentalium) novemcinctum Dentalium (Dentalium) tegalense

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Type: Dentalium (Dentalium) elephantinum

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1 collection), Ecuador (4), Indonesia (7), Jamaica (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (13), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Indonesia (2), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (2), Panama (21), Romania (1), Trinidad and Tobago (15)

• Oligocene of Italy (1), Japan (1), Panama (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Poland (1), United States (2: California, New Mexico)

Total: 84 collections including 90 occurrences

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