Hemithecella eminensis Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae

Synonyms: Elongata perplexa Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995, Hemithecella elongata Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995

Full reference: B.L. Stinchcomb and G. Darrough. 1995. Some molluscan problematica from the Upper Cambrian - Lower Ordovician of the Ozark uplift. Journal of Paleontology 69(1):52-65

Belongs to Hemithecella according to J., Jr. Pojeta et al. 2010

See also Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995

Sister taxa: Hemithecella abrupta, Hemithecella expansa, Hemithecella quinquelites

Type specimens:

  • Hemithecella eminensis: Its type locality is Locality I, abandoned barite pits two miles north of Potosi, which is in a Trempealeauan reef, buildup or bioherm chert in the Eminence Formation of Missouri
  • Elongata perplexa: Its type locality is Loc. H-2: Nr. Old Mines,, which is in a Trempealeauan reef, buildup or bioherm chert in the Eminence Formation of Missouri.
  • Hemithecella elongata: Its type locality is Loc. H-2: Nr. Old Mines,, which is in a Trempealeauan reef, buildup or bioherm chert in the Eminence Formation of Missouri.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Cambrian of United States (5: Missouri collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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