Matthevia walcotti 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 Matthevia according to B. Runnegar et al. 1979

See also Pojeta et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Matthevia erecta, Matthevia variabilis, Matthevia wahwahensis

Type specimen: USNM 258989 (valves)

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution: found only at Locality 6. Just west of Old Mines settlement (Guy and Doris Darrough) (Ordovician of Missouri)

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