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Chiton Linnaeus 1758 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Chitonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 8062

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Chitonidae according to E. Schwabe and P. Lozouet 2006

Sister taxa: Acanthopleurinae, Chitoninae, Onithochiton, Toniciinae

Subtaxa: Chiton (Amaurochiton), Chiton (Chiton), Chiton (Poeciloplax), Chiton (Rhyssoplax), Chiton cordatus, Chiton deshayesi, Chiton grignionensis, Chiton howseanus, Chiton koninckii, Chiton rhaeticus, Chiton sallustii, Chiton turberculatus

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Type: Chiton turberculatus

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer