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Cryptochiton Middendorff 1847 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Acanthochitonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 8067

Parent taxon: Acanthochitonidae according to R. T. Abbott 1974

Sister taxa: Acanthochitona, Acanthochitoninae, Bassethullia, Craspedochiton, Cryptoconchus, Cryptoplax, Leptoplax, Notoplax

Subtaxa: Cryptochiton stelleri

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer