Matthevia erecta Pojeta et al. 2005 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae

Full reference: J., J.r. Pojeta, J. F. Taylor, and G. Darrough. 2005. Matthevia (Polyplacophora) invades the Ordovician: the first reported post-Cambrian occurrence. Journal of Paleontology 79(5):1021-1027

Belongs to Matthevia according to J., Jr. Pojeta et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Matthevia variabilis, Matthevia wahwahensis, Matthevia walcotti

Type specimen: USNM 510038, a valve. Its type locality is Locality 4. Spring Branch in Meramec State Park, which is in a Gasconadian carbonate dolomite in the Gasconade Formation of Missouri.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution: found only at Locality 4. Spring Branch in Meramec State Park

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