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Polysacos Vendrasco et al. 2004 (chiton)

Polyplacophora

PaleoDB taxon number: 154801

Full reference: M. J. Vendrasco, T. E. Wood, and B. N. Runnegar. 2004. Articulated Paleozoic fossil with 17 plates greatly expands disparity of early chitons. Nature 429:288-290

Parent taxon: Multiplacophora according to M. J. Vendrasco et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Hercolepadidae, Strobilepida, Strobilepidae

Subtaxa: Polysacos vickersianum

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Type: Polysacos vickersianum

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer