Class Scaphopoda Bronn 1862 (tusk shell)

Scaphopoda

Parent taxon: Mollusca according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

See also Giribet et al. 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1984, Squires 1987, Squires 1988, Stanton 1895 and Wells and Houston 2001

Sister taxa: Acaenoplax, Acevina, Actinoconus, Aculopileus, Acutirostriconus, Aldanolina, Algomella, Anisomyaria, Aplacophora, Aulacotrochus, Aviculocephaloconus, Bagenoviella, Beroides, Bisulcus, Bivalvia, Calyptoptomatida, Cambroscutum, Caudofoveata, Centriconus, Cephalopoda, Chiton cottae, Codonoconus, Conchifera, Conchula, Corystos, Crestoconus, Cyrtostoma, Dingus, Diplacophora, Dysmea, Dysnoetopla, Ebianella, Eosoconus, Gastropoda, Granoconus, Gutticonus, Hamatoconus, Helcionelloida, Hemithecellitina, Huangshandogoconus, Huangshandongoconus, Kaschkadakia, Katunioides, Kepinospira, Khairkhaniidae, Khairkhaniiformes, Kraikchania, Kuanchuanella, Ladamarekiidae, Laticonus, Liantuoconus, Ligyrokala, Mackenziella, Maikhanellidae, Makarakia, Merismoconcha, Minymerisma, Miozonites, Nothamusium, Odontogriphus, Omalenlina, Palaeacmaea, Paragastropoda, Parascenella, Patelliconidae, Peotoconus, Pichynella, Polytropis, Porcaconus, Proconus, Protodrepanostoma, Pseudomatthevia, Rostroconchia, Sachitida, Sargaella, Scamboscamna, Scenellopsis, Serialia, Shabaktiella, Sichuanospira, Sinuconus, Solandangella, Solenogastres, Songlingella, Spatuloconus, Stenothecella, Stenothecoida, Sulcocarina, Tentaculita, Tergomya, Trunctoconus, Tuberoconus, Xilingxiaconus, Xinnanospira, Yangtzemerisma

Subtaxa: Dentaliida Dentalioida Dentaloidea Entalis Gadilida Solenoconchia Throopella

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder

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