Matthevia Walcott 1885 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Paleoloricata - Mattheviidae

Full reference: C. D. Walcott. 1885. Note on some Paleozoic pteropods. American Journal of Science 30:17-21

Parent taxon: Mattheviidae according to M. J. Vendrasco and B. Runnegar 2004

See also Fisher 1962 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Matthevia erecta Matthevia variabilis Matthevia wahwahensis Matthevia walcotti

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Ordovician of United States (2: Missouri collections)

• Cambrian of United States (11: New York, Utah, Wisconsin)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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