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Gryphochiton asamiae Hoare and Karasawa 2008 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Gryphochitonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 185878

Full reference: R. Hoare and H. Karasawa. 2008. Permian Polyplacophora (Mollusa) from the Akasaka Limestone, Gifu, Japan. Paleontological Research 12:321-327

Belongs to Gryphochiton according to R. Hoare and H. Karasawa 2008

Sister taxa: Gryphochiton distinctus, Gryphochiton girtyi, Gryphochiton planoplata

Type specimen: MFM250001, a partial shell (tail plate). Its type locality is Ichihashi Quarry, Kinshozan, Akasaka, which is in a Capitanian shallow subtidal packstone in the Akasaka Formation of Japan.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer