New information about Echinochiton dufoei, the Ordovician spiny chiton

American Malacological Bulletin
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Abstract

Echinochiton dufoei Pojeta et al., 2003 is now known from seven specimens. The new material shows the anterior end and allows for a full reconstruction of the animal. The hollow spines are circumsomal; they were flexible and perhaps moveable in rotary anterior-posterior directions. Possible functions for the hollow spines are discussed. The relationships of E. dufoei to other chitons and to other molluscs and mollusc-like organisms are presented.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New information about Echinochiton dufoei, the Ordovician spiny chiton
Series title American Malacological Bulletin
DOI 10.4003/0740-2783-25.1.25
Volume 25
Issue 1
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher BioOne
Description 10 p.
First page 25
Last page 34