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Scaphopoda

The Scaphopoda or scaphopods is a group of marine molluscs which are also known as "tusk shells". For example, the Dentalium belongs to this group. In the curved hollow conical shell lived a worm-like creature. The animal lived buried in the seabed with the thin side up and it filtered food from the bottom with small tentacles. Scaphopods occur in the fossil record from the upper Cambrian period until recent.

Various types of Scaphopoda from Miste, The Netherlands

 

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