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Invertebrate Fossils of NJ

Tusk Shells

Family:  Gadilidae (Stoliczka, 1868)
Cadulus obnutus (Conrad 1869)

Family: Dentaliidae (Children, 1834)

 

Marine molluscs with a tapering, tubular, slightly curved tusk-like shell that is open at both ends. The class scaphopoda is represented by only two families, both have been reported from New Jersey.

 


 

 Cadulus obnutus

 Cadulus obnutus
These shells are small (3-4mm), slightly inflated in the middle, open at both ends with a smooth surface.

 Woodbury Formation - Cretaceous
Camden County, NJ
 


 

Cadulus obnutus
 

Although examples of both families can be found in New Jersey I only have
C. obnutus.
 


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