Chelodes whitehousei Runnegar et al. 1979 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae

Full reference: B. Runnegar, J. Pojeta, Jr., M.E. Taylor and D. Collins. 1979. New species of the Cambrian and Ordovician chitons Matthevia and Chelodes from Wisconsin and Queensland: evidence for the early history of polyplacophoran mollusks. Journal of Paleontology 53(6):1374-1394

Belongs to Chelodes according to B. Runnegar et al. 1979

Sister taxa: Chelodes actinis, Chelodes bergmani, Chelodes cooperi

Type specimen: University of Queensland F30894 (valves). Its type locality is Locality 46. UQL 311. Mount Datson, 50 kilometers east northeast of Boulia, which is in a Warendian carbonate limestone in the Ninmaroo Formation of Australia.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Australia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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