Dentalium Linnaeus 1758 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Gardner 1947, Kensley and Pether 1986, Mansfield 1925, Marasti 1973, Martin 1904, Moore 1976, Oostingh 1935, Perrilliat 1992, Pugaczewska 1984, Rohr et al. 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Wells and Houston 2001 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Antalis, Coccodentalium, Compressidentalium, Eodentalium, Eudentalium, Fissidentalium, Graptacme, Lentigodentalium, Paleodentalium, Paradentalium, Pictodentalium, Plagioglypta, Schizodentalium, Striodentalium, Tesseracme

Subtaxa: Dentalium (Dentalium) 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

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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 (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (5), Mexico (8), Morocco (1), Panama (3), Spain (1), Taiwan (9), Thailand (2), United States (25: California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina), Yemen (2)

• Pliocene of Algeria (3), Antarctica (1), Australia (1), Belgium (1), Costa Rica (11), the Dominican Republic (3), Ecuador (9), Haiti (1), Indonesia (9), Italy (5), Jamaica (3), Japan (2), Mexico (3), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (14), Papua New Guinea (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (14), the United Kingdom (2), United States (25: California, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Argentina (5), Australia (4), Belgium (2), Brazil (4), Chile (10), Colombia (34), Cyprus (3), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (3), France (1), Germany (46), Grenada (3), Haiti (1), India (1), Indonesia (13), Italy (3), Japan (21), Malaysia (1), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (13), Panama (36), Papua New Guinea (3), the Philippines (1), Romania (2), Trinidad and Tobago (17), United States (25: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (2), Ecuador (2), France (11), Germany (1), Hungary (5), Italy (1), Japan (22), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (12), Panama (3), Peru (1), Romania (1), Trinidad and Tobago (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), Colombia (1), France (1), Germany (1), Indonesia (4), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Libya (1), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (8), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (10), Panama (3), Peru (3), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (26), United States (170: 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), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Denmark (7), Egypt (1), Germany (1), Greenland (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (3), 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 (2), 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 (21), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: Alaska, Montana)

• Triassic of Greenland (1), Hungary (1), Italy (17), New Zealand (1), Papua New Guinea (2), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (7)

• Leonard of United States (1: Utah)

• Permian of China (18), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: Kansas, Texas, Wyoming)

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Texas)

• Carboniferous of United States (3: Iowa, Kansas, Nevada)

• Silurian of United States (1: Alaska)

Total: 1376 collections including 1577 occurrences

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