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Acanthopleura (fuzzy chiton)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Chitonidae

Taxonomy
Acanthopleura was named by Guilding (1829) [Sepkoski's age data: Q Plei R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Acanthopleurinae by Abbott (1974); and to Neoloricata by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1829Acanthopleura Guilding
1974Acanthopleura Abbott p. 406
2002Acanthopleura Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
Serialia
classPolyplacophorade Blainville 1816
orderNeoloricataBergenhayn 1955
familyChitonidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyAcanthopleurinaeThiele 1910
genusAcanthopleuraGuilding 1829

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