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Gryphochiton distinctus Hoare et al. 2002 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Gryphochitonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 114959

Full reference: R. D. Hoare, L.P. Plas, and T.E. Yancey. 2002. Permian Polyplacophra (Mollusca) from Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Journal of Paleontology 76(2):256-264

Belongs to Gryphochiton according to R. D. Hoare et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Gryphochiton asamiae, Gryphochiton girtyi, Gryphochiton planoplata

Type specimen: UI x8864, a valve (tail plate). Its type locality is UCMP D-5252, Lookout Hill, Southern Arrow Canyon Range, which is in an Artinskian shallow subtidal limestone in the Bird Spring Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer