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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Genus: Cobcrephora

Cobcrephora is a genus of that resembles the Palaeoloricates, known from the Silurian of Gotland.[1] Its interpretation as a polyplacophoran is widely challenged.[1]

Its mollusc shell is unique, because Cobcrephora was described on the basis of isolated phosphatic sclerites.[2] Its overlapping sclerites are arched and small, comprise two shell layers, and have lamellar projections.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Cherns, L. (2004). "Early Palaeozoic diversification of chitons (Polyplacophora, Mollusca) based on new data from the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden". Lethaia. 37 (4): 445–456. doi:10.1080/00241160410002180. 
  2. ^ Bischoff, G. C. O. 1981. Cobcrephora n. g., representative of a new Polyplacophoran order phosphatoloricata, with calciumphosphatic shells. Senckenbergiana Lethaea, 61:173-215

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