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Echinochiton dufoei Pojeta et al. 2003 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Echinochitonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 171698

Full reference: J., J.r. Pojeta, D. J. Eernisse, R. D. Hoare and M. D. Henderson. 2003. Echinociton dufoei: a new spiny Ordovician chiton. Journal of Paleontology 77(4):646-654

Belongs to Echinochiton according to J., Jr. Pojeta et al. 2003

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BMNH 1996.045.01 (articulated specimen). Its type locality is Top of quarry, north side of Wisconsin State Rte 81, 6.4 km west of Rte 213, which is in a Blackriveran carbonate limestone in the Grand Detour Formation of Wisconsin.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): articulated specimen 30.0 x 40.0