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Pennsylvanian Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from Oklahoma and Texas

R. D. Hoare, Royal H. Mapes and D. E. Atwater
Pennsylvanian Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from Oklahoma and Texas
Journal of Paleontology (September 1983) 57 (5): 992-1000


The new family Acutichitonidae of the suborder Lepidopleurina is erected to embrace polyplacophorans having tail valves with a terminal mucro and with lateral and posterior underturned margins (hypotyche). Aesthete canals opening on the hypotyche may have been functional and possibly served a sensory function. A polyplacophoran fauna from the Gene Autry Formation (Morrowan) of Oklahoma contains Pterochiton carbonarius (Stevens), P. tholus n. sp. and Acutichiton allynsmithi n. sp. Pterochiton carbonarius is also reported from the Smithwick Formation (upper Atokan) in Texas.--Journal abstract.

ISSN: 0022-3360
EISSN: 1937-2337
Serial Title: Journal of Paleontology
Serial Volume: 57
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Pennsylvanian Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from Oklahoma and Texas
Affiliation: Bowling Green State Univ., Bowling Green, OH, United States
Pages: 992-1000
Published: 198309
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 20
Accession Number: 1984-007288
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables
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Secondary Affiliation: Ohio Univ., USA, United StatesMAPCO, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1984
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