Tentaculite Ten*tac"u*lite, n. (Paleon.) Any one of numerous species of small, conical fossil shells found in Paleozoic rocks. They are supposed to be pteropods. [1913 Webster]

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  • tentaculite —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌlīt noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Tentaculites : a fossil or individual of the genus Tentaculites or family Tentaculitidae * * * tentacˈūlite noun (palaeontology) A ringed conical Silurian and Devonian fossil, appar a pteropod …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tentaculite — Taxobox name = Tentaculites fossil range = Devonian image caption = Tentaculites specimen regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Tentaculita ordo = Tentaculitida familia = Tentaculitidae genus = Tentaculites genus authority = von… …   Wikipedia

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  • Geology of Tasmania — Tasmania has a varied geological history, with the world s biggest exposure of diabase, or dolerite. Rocks from the Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic and Mesozoic time periods appear. It is one of the few southern hemisphere areas glaciated during the… …   Wikipedia

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