Fissidentalium Fischer 1885 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

Alternative spelling: Dentalium (Fissidentalium)

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

See also Moore 1976, Palmer 1974, Sepkoski 2002, Wells and Houston 2001 and Wienrich 1999

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

Subtaxa: Dentalium (Fissidentalium) mawsoni Fissidentalium badense Fissidentalium granadanum Fissidentalium longistriatum Fissidentalium mantelli Fissidentalium rei Fissidentalium solidissimum Fissidentalium uscarianum

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2 collections), Ecuador (1), Japan (1), Panama (6)

• Miocene of Australia (4), Colombia (6), Costa Rica (5), Germany (8), Grenada (3), Italy (4), Japan (15), New Zealand (8), Panama (9), the Philippines (1), Slovakia (2)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Denmark (3), New Zealand (3), Panama (7)

• Eocene of Australia (3), New Zealand (2)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Australia (1)

• Paleocene of Australia (3), Greenland (1)

• Carboniferous of Australia (1)

Total: 100 collections including 104 occurrences

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