†family Echinochitonidae Pojeta et al. 2003 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Echinochitonidae

Full reference: J., J.r. Pojeta, D. J. Eernisse, R. D. Hoare and M. D. Henderson. 2003. Echinociton dufoei: a new spiny Ordovician chiton. Journal of Paleontology 77(4):646-654

Parent taxon: Paleoloricata according to J., Jr. Pojeta et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Alastega, Arctoplax, Aulochitonidae, Bursata, Chelodina, Cobcrephora, Enetoplax, Hawthorneachiton, Heloplax, Mattheviidae, Plectrochiton, Priscochiton, Probolaeum, Sarkachiton, Septemchiton, Septemchitonida, Solenocaris, Thairoplax

Subtaxa: Echinochiton

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Type: Echinochiton

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution: found only at Top of quarry, north side of Wisconsin State Rte 81, 6.4 km west of Rte 213 (Ordovician of Wisconsin)

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