Dentalium (Laevidentalium) Cossmann 1888 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

Parent taxon: Dentalium according to J. R. Gardner 1947

See also Oostingh 1935, Reynolds and Steiner 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1984, Tate 1899, Wells and Houston 2001 and Wienrich 1999

Sister taxa: Dentalium (Dentalium), Dentalium (Fissidentalium), Dentalium (Graptacme), 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 stentor, Dentalium stramineum, Dentalium sundkrogensis, Dentalium tenuistriatum, Dentalium tornatissimum, Dentalium triquetrum, Dentalium yasilum

Subtaxa: Dentalium (Laevidentalium) calafium Dentalium (Laevidentalium) lacteolum Dentalium (Laevidentalium) largicrescens Dentalium (Laevidentalium) pictile Dentalium (Laevidentalium) pseudorakhiense Dentalium (Laevidentalium) rakhiense

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Haiti (1), Indonesia (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (6), United States (5: Florida)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (1)

• Eocene of New Zealand (4), Pakistan (7), Panama (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: California)

• Paleocene of New Zealand (2)

• Triassic of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 40 collections including 41 occurrences

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