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Restudy and reassignment ofDentalium antiquum Goldfuss, 1841 (Middle Devonian)


Dentalium antiquum ist eine von zwei in der deutschen Literatur nur mäßig bekannten devonischen “Scaphopoden”. Die Untersuchung des Typus-Materials sowie einiger weiterer Exemplare in anderen Sammlungen deuten auf eine höhere Variabilität hin, als von Arten der Mollusken-Klasse Scaphopoda zu erwarten ist. Die Art wird mit Fragezeichen zuColeolus Hall gestellt, die vermutlich eine kalkige “Wurm”-Röhre ist.


Dentalium antiquum is one of two moderately well-known Devonian “scaphopods” in the German literature. Examination of the type material and a few specimens in other institutions indicates more individual variability than is to be expected in species of the molluscan class Scaphopoda. The species is transferred with question toColeolus Hall, a fossil presumed to be a calcareous “worm” tube.

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Yochelson, E.L. Restudy and reassignment ofDentalium antiquum Goldfuss, 1841 (Middle Devonian). Paläontol Z 76, 297–304 (2002).

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  • Scaphopoda
  • “Würmer”
  • Coleolus
  • Dentalium
  • Homöomorphie
  • Devon
  • Variabilität


  • Scaphopoda
  • “worms”
  • Coleolus
  • Dentalium
  • homeomorphy
  • Devonian
  • variability