Suborder Chitonina Thiele 1910 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata

Parent taxon: Neoloricata according to J.-M. Pacaud and J. Le Renard 1995

Sister taxa: Abyssochitonidae, Acanthochitonina, Afossochiton, Austrochiton, Beloplaxus, Chaetopleuridae, Chitonidae, Colapterochiton, Crenatolorica, Cryptoplacidae, Cymatochiton, Elachychiton, Eulachychiton, Euleptochiton, Glaphurochiton, Glyptochiton, Guildingia, Ischnochitonina, Kindbladochiton, Laculina, Lavenachiton, Lepidopleurina, Lirachiton, Llandeilochiton, Loboarochiton, Mesochiton, Permochiton, Proleptochiton, Protalochiton, Protochiton, Pseudoischnochiton, Trachypleura, Xylochitonidae

Subtaxa: Ischnochitonidae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (5 collections), United States (8: Alaska, California, Florida)

• Pliocene of Italy (5)

• Miocene of Japan (1)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Washington)

• Eocene of Hungary (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: Washington)

• Jurassic of Germany (1), Italy (1)

Total: 29 collections including 65 occurrences

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