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Pterochiton spatulatus Hoare et al. 1972 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Lepidopleuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 118962

Full reference: R. D. Hoare, M. T. Sturgeon, and T.B. Hoare. 1972. Middle Pennsylvanian (Allegheny Group) Polyplacophora from Ohio. Journal of Paleontology 46(5):675-680

Belongs to Pterochiton according to R. D. Hoare et al. 1972

Sister taxa: Pterochiton carbonarius, Pterochiton newelli, Pterochiton texanus

Type specimen: OSU 27144, a valve

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): valve 18.5 x 5.0