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Acanthochitona (glass-hair chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Acanthochitonidae

Acanthochitona was named by Gray (1821) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 889]. It is extant. Its type is Chiton fascicularis.

It was assigned to Neoloricata by Sepkoski (2002); and to Acanthochitonidae by Berry (1922), Ladd (1966), Abbott (1974), Wells and Houston (2001) and Rosenberg (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1821Acanthochitona Gray p. 234
1922Acanthochitona Berry p. 456
1966Acanthochitona Ladd p. 24
1974Acanthochitona Abbott p. 406
2001Acanthochitona Wells and Houston p. 21
2002Acanthochitona Sepkoski
2005Acanthochitona Rosenberg

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classPolyplacophorade Blainville 1816
orderNeoloricataBergenhayn 1955
suborderAcanthochitoninaBergenhayn 1930
familyAcanthochitonidaePilsbry 1893
genusAcanthochitonaGray 1821

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.

G. Acanthochitona Gray 1821 [glass-hair chiton]
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Acanthochitona avicula Carpenter 1864
Acanthochitona crinita Pennant 1777
Invalid names: Acanthochitona communis Sabelli and Taviani 1979 [synonym]
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Environment: marine, brackishc
Locomotion: facultatively mobilec
Attached: yesc
Life habit: epifaunalc
Diet: grazerc
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2007-09-07 09:30:10
Modified: 2010-02-15 05:49:47
Source: c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2003

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Sarmatian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 12.70000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 11.608 Ma

Collections (11 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sarmatian12.7 - 11.608Slovakia Acanthochitona sp. (145974)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Marshall Islands Acanthochitona sp. (77976 78025)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Marshall Islands Acanthochitona sp. (43320)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Italy Acanthochitona fascicularis (175548 175549) Acanthochitona fascicularis, Acanthochitona crinita (175552)
Early/Lower Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Italy (Livorno) Acanthochitona fascicularis (173663)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0USA (California) Acanthochitona avicula (138821)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126USA (Florida) Acanthochitona pygmaea (61310)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (California) Acanthochitona avicula (160361)