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Gryphochiton girtyi Hoare and Smith 1984 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Gryphochitonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 126749

Alternative combination: Helminthochiton girtyi

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

Belongs to Gryphochiton according to R. A. Hanger et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Gryphochiton asamiae, Gryphochiton distinctus, Gryphochiton planoplata

Type specimen: USNM 330865, a valve (Intermediate valve). Its type locality is USNM726d, Hess Canyon, Glass Mountains, which is in a Roadian slope limestone in the Road Canyon Formation of Texas.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer