Family Dentaliidae Gray 1834 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

Alternative spelling: Dentalliidae

Parent taxon: Dentaliida according to P. D. Reynolds and G. Steiner 2008

See also Martin 1904, Palmer 1974, Wells and Houston 2001 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Anulidentaliidae, Baltodentaliidae, Calliodentaliidae, Fustiariidae, Gadilinidae, Laevidentaliidae, Omniglyptidae, Prodentaliidae, Progadilina, Rhabdidae, Suevidontus

Subtaxa: Antalis Coccodentalium Compressidentalium Dentalium Eodentalium Eudentalium Fissidentalium Graptacme Lentigodentalium Paleodentalium Paradentalium Pictodentalium Plagioglypta Schizodentalium Striodentalium Tesseracme

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Chile (1), Costa Rica (4), Cuba (1), Ecuador (1), Haiti (1), India (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (2), Japan (5), Mexico (8), Morocco (1), Panama (3), Spain (2), Taiwan (9), Thailand (2), United States (28: California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina), Yemen (2)

• Pliocene of Algeria (3), Antarctica (1), Australia (1), Belgium (1), Costa Rica (12), the Dominican Republic (4), Ecuador (12), Haiti (1), India (1), Indonesia (9), Italy (5), Jamaica (4), Japan (3), Mexico (3), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (21), Papua New Guinea (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (14), the United Kingdom (2), United States (26: California, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (7)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Argentina (5), Australia (7), Austria (4), Belgium (2), Brazil (4), Chile (10), Colombia (40), Costa Rica (6), Cyprus (3), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (6), France (1), Germany (58), Grenada (5), Haiti (1), India (1), Indonesia (13), Italy (7), Japan (37), Malaysia (1), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (15), Panama (56), Papua New Guinea (3), the Philippines (1), Romania (2), Slovakia (2), Trinidad and Tobago (17), United States (30: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington), Venezuela (3)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (6), Ecuador (2), France (19), Germany (2), Hungary (5), Italy (1), Japan (22), Mexico (4), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (14), Panama (8), Peru (1), Romania (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Turkey (1), United States (82: Alaska, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Argentina (1), Australia (3), Colombia (1), France (2), Germany (1), Indonesia (4), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Libya (1), Mexico (5), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (10), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (10), Panama (3), Peru (3), Spain (16), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (33), United States (203: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Australia (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), Australia (3), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Denmark (7), Egypt (1), Germany (1), Greenland (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (10), Nigeria (1), Pakistan (1), Poland (2), United States (83: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas)

• Paleogene of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (2), Australia (2), Canada (5: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan), France (10), Germany (3), Greenland (2), Indian Ocean (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (3), New Zealand (40), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (2), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (209: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Jurassic of Greenland (22), India (33), New Zealand (1), Poland (23), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: Alaska, Montana)

• Triassic of China (3), Germany (1), Greenland (1), Hungary (3), Italy (32), New Zealand (1), Papua New Guinea (2), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (7), Slovakia (2), United States (2: Utah)

• Leonard of United States (2: Montana, Utah)

• Permian of Australia (1), China (19), India (2), Japan (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (43), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (28: Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Virgilian of United States (2: Maryland, Nebraska)

• Desmoinesian of United States (26: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Nevada)

• Carboniferous of Australia (3), China (1), United States (13: Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas)

• Silurian of United States (1: Alaska)

Total: 1736 collections including 2135 occurrences

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