Dentalium sp. 1

Scarabino, Victor, 2008, New species and new records of scaphopods from New Caledonia, Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 196, pp. 215-268 : 222

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978-2-85653-614-8

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dentalium sp. 1
status

 

Dentalium sp. 1 .

Figs 1d, 2a

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — New Caledonia proper. Koumac. EXPÉDITION MONTROUZIER: stn 1286, Plateau Karembé , 20°38’- 20°39’S, 164°16’- 164°17’E, intertidal, 1 lv GoogleMaps .

REMARKS. — The material consists of a single specimen (L 22.6, W 3, w 1.6, arc 3) with 8 ribs that cannot be assigned to any species recorded from the area. I prefer to wait for additional material to describe it. The specimen resembles a large shell of Dentalium variabile , but with rather smooth intercostal spaces. It is also close to Dentalium lessoni Deshayes, 1825 (lectotype and paralectotypes, all heavily eroded, at MNHN) but the latter species possesses 9 primary ribs.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Scaphopoda

Order

Dentaliida

Family

Dentaliidae

Genus

Dentalium