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Temporal range: Upper Cambrian – Lower Devonian[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Order: Paleoloricata
Bergenhayn, 1955
Included families[1][2]

The Paleoloricata are valved polyplacophora without sutural laminae or insertion plates (as found in the neoloricata).[1] The "order" probably represents a paraphyletic grouping.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Pojeta, J. Jr.; Vendrasco, M. J.; Darrough, G. (2010). "Upper Cambrian chitons (Mollusca, Polyplacophora) from Missouri". Bull Amer Paleo. (379): 1–82. ISSN 0007-5779. 
  2. ^ van Belle, R. A. (1981). Catalogue of Fossil Chitons. ISBN 90 6279 018 6.