Tesseracme Pilsbry 1898 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

Alternative spelling: Dentalium (Tesseracme)

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

See also Pilsbry and Olsson 1941, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells and Houston 2001

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder


• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (3), Ecuador (3), India (1), Jamaica (4), Panama (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Haiti (1), Panama (14)

Total: 34 collections including 36 occurrences

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