Paradentalium Cotton and Godfrey 1933 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Paradentalium americanum Paradentalium disparile

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder


• Quaternary of United States (3: Louisiana, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Panama (7)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

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