Thairoplax Cherns 1998 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata

Full reference: L. Cherns. 1998. Silurian polyplacophoran molluscs from Gotland, Sweden. Palaeontology 41(5):23-31

Parent taxon: Paleoloricata according to L. Cherns 1998

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

Subtaxa: Thairoplax birhombivalvis Thairoplax merriami Thairoplax pelta

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Type: Thairoplax pelta

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Silurian of Sweden (2 collections), United States (1: California)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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