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  • Dentalium attenuatum


    sixgill pete


    Tusk Shell

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

    Geological Time Scale

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


    Yorktown Formation
    Rushmere Member


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


    Length: 40 mm


    Tar River
    Edgecombe County
    North Carolina
    United States


    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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