Acanthochitona Gray 1821 (glass-hair chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Acanthochitonidae

Parent taxon: Acanthochitonidae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Abbott 1974, Berry 1922, Ladd 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells and Houston 2001

Sister taxa: Acanthochitoninae, Bassethullia, Callistochitoninae, Craspedochiton, Cryptochiton, Cryptoconchus, Cryptoplax, Leptoplax, Notoplax

Subtaxa: Acanthochitona avicula Acanthochitona crinita Acanthochitona fascicularis Acanthochitona pygmaea

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Type: Chiton fascicularis

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer


• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection), United States (3: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of Italy (3), the Marshall Islands (1)

• Miocene of the Marshall Islands (2), Slovakia (1)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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