Chelodes Davidson and King 1874 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae

Synonyms: Eochelodes, Praecanthochiton Bergenhayn 1960, Preacanthochiton Bergenhayn 1960

Parent taxon: Mattheviidae according to J., Jr. Pojeta et al. 2010

See also Bergenhayn 1943, Bergenhayn 1960, Cherns 1998, Runnegar et al. 1979 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Calceochiton, Eukteanochiton, Hemithecella, Matthevia, Robustum, Spicuchelodes

Subtaxa: Chelodes actinis Chelodes bergmani Chelodes cooperi Chelodes whitehousei

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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)

• Cambrian of United States (2: Missouri)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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