Chiton Fossil Database

Supplement to:

Puchalski, S. S., D. J. Eernisse, and C. C. Johnson. 2008. The effect of sampling bias on the fossil record of chitons (Mollusca, Polyplacophora). American Malacological Bulletin, 25: 87-96.

To download the entire database, version 1.0 (11/27/07) in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format, click here (1.6 mb).

Please cite the above publication if you use this database. Do not post any portion of this database to another web page without written permission from the authors. Do not make a direct link to the database file. Please link to this web page instead: http://biology.fullerton.edu/deernisse/fossilchitons/

Please send comments and suggested corrections to one or both of the following (remove spaces in email address):
Stephaney Puchalski    spuchals @ indiana.edu
Doug Eernisse              deernisse @ fullerton.edu

The following is an example of
one of the 2682 fossil lot entries
transposed for web viewing:

Fields Example
working file_ID 6990
SUBCLASS Neoloricata
SUBCLASS_MODIFIER
ORDER Chitonida
ORDER_MOD
SUBORDER Chitonina
FAMILY Callistoplacidae
FAMILY_MODIFIER
GENUS Callistochiton
GENUS_MOD
SPECIES palmulatus
SPECIES_MODIFIER sub
SUBSPECIES mirabilis
SCIENTIFIC_NAME Callistochiton palmulatus
overall valid valid
OCCUR_AUTHOR Lipps; Valentine; Mitchell
OCCUR_DATE 1968
OCCUR_CITATION J Paleo 42(2): 297 (Table 1)
PARENTH1
AUTHOR Pilsbry
DATE 1893
PARENTH2
CITATION Man Conch 14: 263-264
TAXONOMIC_COMMENTS
PUBLICATION_REASON stratigraphy
LOCATION_CLASS other
LOCATION_DETAILS Sandy lenses of lower (25-30 ft) terrace; Sangamonian interglacial; Pleistocene: LACMP loc. 327; southeastern coast of Santa Barbara Island; Channel Islands; California; USA.
COUNTRY United States
GEOGRAPHIC_REGION North America
ERA Ceno
STRATA_PERIOD U
PERIOD Ne
STRATA_EPOCH M
EPOCH Pleistocene
ARTICULATION N

 

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