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Heterochiton giganteus

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Ischnochitonidae

Taxonomy
Chiton giganteus was named by Scalia (1903). It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Heterochiton giganteus by Smith (1973).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1903Chiton giganteus Scalia p. 37
1973Heterochiton giganteus Smith p. 15

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
Serialia
classPolyplacophorade Blainville 1816
orderNeoloricataBergenhayn 1955
suborderChitoninaThiele 1910
familyIschnochitonidaeDall 1889
genusHeterochiton
speciesgiganteus(Scalia 1903)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available