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Stegochiton Hoare and Smith 1984 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Lepidopleuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 8118

Full reference: R. D. Hoare and A. G. Smith. 1984. Permian Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from west Texas. Journal of Paleontology 58(1):82-103

Parent taxon: Lepidopleuridae according to R. D. Hoare and A. G. Smith 1984

Sister taxa: Asketochiton, Camptochiton, Chauliochiton, Coryssochiton, Hadrochiton, Hanleyella, Helminthochiton, Lekiskochiton, Oldroydia, Pedanochiton, Pileochiton, Pterochiton, Schematochiton

Subtaxa: Stegochiton coxi, Stegochiton onerosus

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Type: Stegochiton coxi

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer