†family Lepidopleuridae Pilsbry 1892 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Lepidopleuridae

Parent taxon: Lepidopleurina according to R. D. Hoare 2002

See also Abbott 1974, Beesley 1998 and Debrock et al. 1984

Sister taxa: Acutichitonidae, Choriplacidae, Crassitudochitonidae, Hanleyidae, Homeochiton, Leptochitonidae, Ochmazochitonidae, Pyknochiton

Subtaxa: Asketochiton Camptochiton Coryssochiton Hadrochiton Hanleyella Lekiskochiton Oldroydia Pedanochiton Pileochiton Schematochiton Stegochiton

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer


• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Permian of Argentina (1), Malaysia (1), United States (35: Texas)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 39 collections including 44 occurrences

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