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†family Mattheviidae Walcott 1886 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata

PaleoDB taxon number: 76763

Synonyms: Chelodidae Bergenhayn 1943 (no. 114678), Robustidae Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995 (no. 85397)

Full reference: C. D. Walcott. 1886. Second contribution to the studies on the Cambrian faunas of North America. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 30:1-365

Parent taxon: Paleoloricata according to L. Cherns 1998

Sister taxa: Alastega, Arctoplax, Aulochitonidae, Bursata, Chelodina, Cobcrephora, Echinochitonidae, Enetoplax, Hawthorneachiton, Heloplax, Plectrochiton, Priscochiton, Probolaeum, Sarkachiton, Septemchiton, Septemchitonida, Solenocaris, Thairoplax

Subtaxa: Calceochiton, Chelodes, Eukteanochiton, Hemithecella, Matthevia, Robustum, Spicuchelodes

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer