Pterochiton newelli Smith 1976 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Lepidopleuridae

Full reference: A. G. Smith. 1976. Two new Permian chitons from west Texas (Mollusca: Polyplacophora). The Veliger 18:281-288

Belongs to Pterochiton according to A. G. Smith 1976

Sister taxa: Pterochiton carbonarius, Pterochiton spatulatus, Pterochiton texanus

Type specimen: USNM 211133, a valve (Intermediate valve). Its type locality is USNM726d, Hess Canyon, Glass Mountains, which is in a Roadian slope limestone in the Road Canyon Formation of Texas.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution: found only at USNM726d, Hess Canyon, Glass Mountains

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