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Protobalanus spinicoronatus Vinther et al. 2012 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Hercolepadidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 247609

Full reference: J. Vinther, P. Jell, G. Kampouris, R. Carney, R. A. Racicot and D. E. G. Briggs. 2012. The origin of multiplacophorans convergent evolution in Aculiferan molluscs. Palaeontology 55(5):1007-1019

Belongs to Protobalanus according to J. Vinther et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CMC 53909 (a complete, partially disarticulated specimen). Its type locality is Medusa Portland Cement Company North Quarry, Silica, bioherm, which is in a Givetian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Silica Formation of Ohio.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): a complete, partially disarticulated specimen 8.00 x 6.00