Cryptochiton Middendorff 1847 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Acanthochitonidae

Parent taxon: Acanthochitonidae according to R. T. Abbott 1974

See also Berry 1922 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthochitona, Acanthochitoninae, Bassethullia, Callistochitoninae, Craspedochiton, Cryptoconchus, Cryptoplax, Leptoplax, Notoplax

Subtaxa: Cryptochiton stelleri

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer


• Quaternary of Mexico (4 collections), United States (12: California)

• Pliocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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