Plagioglypta Pilsbry 1898 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Yoo 1988

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

Subtaxa: Plagioglypta annulostriata Plagioglypta numerosa Plagioglypta undulata

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder


• Jurassic of Poland (14 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of China (2), Germany (3), Hungary (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (28), Peru (2), United States (2: Utah)

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

• Permian of Australia (1), China (1), India (2), Mexico (2), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), United States (21: Arizona, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

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

• Desmoinesian of United States (25: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Nevada)

• Carboniferous of Australia (3), United States (11: Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas)

Total: 128 collections including 129 occurrences

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