†suborder Lepidopleurina Thiele 1910 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata

Full reference: J. Thiele. 1910. Revision des Systems der Chitonen. Zoologica 22:1-132

Parent taxon: Neoloricata according to M. D. Debrock et al. 1984

See also Abbott 1974, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995 and Zalvide et al. 2004

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

Subtaxa: Acutichitonidae Choriplacidae Crassitudochitonidae Gryphochitonidae Hanleyidae Homeochiton Lepidopleuridae Leptochitonidae Ochmazochitonidae Pyknochiton

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (3)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), Germany (1), New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), United States (2: Washington)

• Eocene of New Zealand (1), Ukraine (1), United States (2: Washington)

• Wolfcamp of United States (1: Oregon)

• Permian of Argentina (1), Greece (1), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), United States (44: Arizona, Nevada, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (1: Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (7: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), the Czech Republic (3), the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Devonian of Australia (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Pennsylvania)

• Ordovician of the Czech Republic (1), United States (5: Kentucky)

Total: 88 collections including 136 occurrences

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