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Echinochitonidae

Polyplacophora - Echinochitonidae

Taxonomy
Echinochitonidae was named by Pojeta et al. (2003). Its type is Echinochiton.

It was assigned to Paleoloricata by Pojeta et al. (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Echinochitonidae Pojeta et al. p. 649

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
Serialia
classPolyplacophorade Blainville 1816
subclassPaleoloricata()
familyEchinochitonidae
familyEchinochitonidae

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
J., Jr. Pojeta et al. 2003Paleoloricates having large, elongate, peripheral
hollow spines attached to the plates. Length of spines more-orless
equal to width of adjacent plate.