Pterochiton carbonarius Stevens 1858 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Leptochitonidae

Alternative combinations: Chiton carbonarius, Glaphurochiton carbonarius

Synonym: Helminthochiton concinnus Richardson 1956

Full reference: R. P. Stevens. 1858. Description of new Carboniferous fossils from the Appalachia, Illinois and Michigan coal fields. American Journal of Science 25:258-265

Belongs to Pterochiton according to R. D. Hoare et al. 1972

See also Raymond 1910, Richardson 1956 and Stevens 1858

Sister taxa: Pterochiton eburonicus, Pterochiton newelli, Pterochiton spatulatus

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer


• Desmoinesian of United States (5: Illinois, Ohio collections)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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