Lorica (genus)

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Lorica
Temporal range: Cretaceous–Recent[1]
Schizochitonidae - Lorica antiqua.JPG
Lorica antiqua from Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Family: Schizochitonidae
Genus: Lorica
H. Adams & A. Adams, 1852
Species
  • L. haurakiensis Mestayer, 1921
  • L. volvox (Reeve, 1847)
Synonyms
  • Aulacochiton Shuttleworth, 1853
  • Protolorica Ashby, 1925
  • Zelorica Finlay, 1926

Lorica is a genus of chitons in the family Schizochitonidae.[1][2]

Species[edit]

L. haurakiensis[edit]

This rare species is present in New Zealand. [2][3]

L. volvox[edit]

Synonym: Chiton rudis Hutton, 1872 [4] This species can reach a length of about 20.9 millimetres (0.82 in).[5] It is present in Australia (New South Wales). [6]

Extinct representatives[edit]

Extinct representatives of the genus are known from the Cretaceous of America and the Eocene & Miocene of Oceania.<

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b van Belle, R. A. (1981). Catalogue of Fossil Chitons. ISBN 90 6279 018 6. 
  2. ^ a b WoRMS
  3. ^ Museum of New Zealand
  4. ^ Lorica volvox at WoRMS
  5. ^ Encyclopedia of life
  6. ^ Biodiversity Library