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  • Dentalium attenuatum


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    • A nice Dentalium from a site where they are very common. Most a in very poor shape or crumble when touched.

    Taxonomy

    Tusk Shell

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Scaphopoda
    Order: Dentaliida
    Family: Dentaliidae
    Genus: Dentalium
    Species: D. attenuatum
    Author Citation (Say, 1824)

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Pliocene
    International Age: Zanclean

    Stratigraphy

    Yorktown Formation
    Rushmere Member

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 06/11/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 40mm

    Location

    Tar River
    Edgecombe County
    North Carolina
    United States

    Comments

    A nice Dentalium from a site where they are very common. Most a in very poor shape or crumble when touched.



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