Pterochiton Carpenter 1882 (chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Leptochitonidae

Parent taxon: Leptochitonidae according to J. Sigwart 2007

See also Debrock et al. 1984, Hanger et al. 2000 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Gifuchiton, Leptochiton, Leptochitoninae

Subtaxa: Pterochiton carbonarius Pterochiton eburonicus Pterochiton newelli Pterochiton spatulatus

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer


• Wolfcamp of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Permian of United States (1: Texas)

• Desmoinesian of United States (5: Illinois, Ohio)

• Carboniferous of Canada (1: Alberta), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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