†family Mattheviidae Walcott 1886 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae

Synonyms: Chelodidae Bergenhayn 1943, Robustidae Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995

Full reference: C. D. Walcott. 1886. Second contribution to the studies on the Cambrian faunas of North America. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 30:1-365

Parent taxon: Paleoloricata according to L. Cherns 1998

See also Fisher 1962, Pojeta et al. 2010, Runnegar et al. 1979 and Stinchcomb and Darrough 1995

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

Subtaxa: Calceochiton Chelodes Eukteanochiton Hemithecella Matthevia Robustum Spicuchelodes

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (3 collections)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (1), Sweden (2)

• Ordovician of Australia (2), United States (15: Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia)

• Cambrian of United States (21: Missouri, New York, Utah, Wisconsin)

Total: 44 collections including 51 occurrences

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