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Dentalium Linnaeus 1758 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Stockholm) 1-823

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

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

Subtaxa: Dentalium (Dentalium), Dentalium (Fissidentalium), Dentalium (Graptacme), Dentalium (Laevidentalium), Dentalium (Pseudantilis), Dentalium akasakensis, Dentalium alazanum, Dentalium angsananum, Dentalium aratum, Dentalium atratum, Dentalium attenuatum, Dentalium bifrons, Dentalium bocasense, Dentalium caduloide, Dentalium cannaliculatum, Dentalium cossmannianum, Dentalium danai, Dentalium decoratum, Dentalium denotatum, Dentalium giganteum, Dentalium gonatodes, Dentalium hanguense, Dentalium hecetaensis, Dentalium inaequale, Dentalium indianum, Dentalium junghuhni, Dentalium klipsteini, Dentalium latisulcatum, Dentalium lombardicum, Dentalium mancorens, Dentalium microstria, Dentalium montense, Dentalium moreanum, Dentalium neohexagonum, Dentalium neornatum, Dentalium ovale, Dentalium pseudonyma, Dentalium rimosum, Dentalium rugiferum, Dentalium sandbergeri, Dentalium schencki, Dentalium simile, Dentalium solidum, Dentalium sorbii, Dentalium sundkrogensis, Dentalium tenuistriatum, Dentalium tornatissimum, Dentalium triquetrum, Dentalium undulatum, Dentalium yasilum

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal deposit feeder