Temporal range: Ordovician–Silurian[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Order: Paleoloricata
Family: Mattheviidae
Genus: Chelodes
Davidson & King, 1874
  • C. whitehousei
  • C. bergnianni Davidson & King
  • C. gotlandicus Lindstrom

Chelodes is a genus of Palaeozoic mollusc made up of serially repeated monoplacophoran-like valves.

Synonyms: Eochelodes, Praecanthochiton Bergenhayn 1960, Preacanthochiton Bergenhayn 1960[2]


  1. Webby, B. D (2004). The great Ordovician biodiversification event. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-12678-6.
  2. all about chelodes

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