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Catalogue of Tusk Shells in the National Museum of Ireland (Mollusca: Scaphopoda)
J. Sigwart1,2

1. National Museum of Ireland, Natural History Division, Merrion Road, Dublin 2, Ireland
2. University College Dublin, Department of Zoology, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

September 2003

The list below represents the holdings of tusk-shell specimens preserved in 70% Ethanol, in the National Museum of Ireland, Natural History Division, Dublin, Ireland (NMINH). There are additional dry shell specimens in the holdings of the Museum which are NOT included in this list.

The collection contains 17 lots in >4 genera.

The list is arranges systematically by family, and alphabetically by genus and species, as follows.
Dentaliidae Dentalium
Entalinidae Entalina
Siphonodentaliidae Cadulus, Siphonodentalium

Genus sp Author, date Number of specimens (N>10) NMI registration Locality Collection Year Collector Donor Notes
Dentalium entalis (Linne,1758) 3 1904.199.1 Naples, Italy        
Dentalium entalis (Linne,1758) 4 2003.42.6 Kristianiafjorden, Norway 1879 Asbjornsen    
Dentalium entalis (Linne,1758) 2 2003.39.13 Kerry, Ireland        
Dentalium entalis (Linne,1758) N 2003.42.7 Kristianiafjorden, Norway 1879 Asbjornsen    
Dentalium entalis (Linne,1758) 2 1915.116.25     Trans. Fish.    
Dentalium entalis (Linne,1758) 2 1993.31.37 53o26' N, 5o47' W Co. Dublin, Ireland 1996 J. Dowse   det. J. Dowse
Dentalium entalis (Linne,1758) 2 1999.41.3 Eilean Dublin Channel, W. Scotland 1983 S.M. Smith    
Dentalium vulgaris (DaCosta,1778) 4 2003.39.15          
Entalina quinquangularis Forbes, 1844 1 1915.116.26     Trans. Fish.   taxonomy uncertain
Cadulus jeffreysii (Monterosato,1865) 1 1915.116.27   1907 Trans. Fish.    
Cadulus propinquus (Sars, 1878) 1 1915.116.28   1907 Trans. Fish.    
Siphonodentalium lobatum (Sowerby, 1860) 2 2003.39.14   1909?      
[unidentified]     1 2003.39.20 Bantry Bay 1895      
[unidentified]     1 2003.39.16          
[unidentified]     2 2003.39.17 Naples, Italy   R.F. Scharff    
[unidentified]     2 2003.39.18   1885 RIA Exped.    
[unidentified]     N 2003.39.19 Arran 1867 E.P. Wright    

 

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