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Taxonomic Checklist
Class Polyplacophora
Sub Class Neoloricata
Order Lepidopleurida
Ferreiraella Sirenko, 1988 (F. caribbensis Sirenko) (=Xylophagus Gowlett-Holmes & Jones)
xylophaga (Gowlett-Holmes & Jones, 1992) A.C.M.E.
Leptochiton (Leptochiton) Gray, 1847 (Chiton cinereus Montague) (=Terenochiton Iredale)
deecresswellae Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002 F.E.
finlayi (Ashby, 1929) A.C.F.E.
inquinatus (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.An.E. photo
kerguelensis Haddon, 1886 (=fairchildi Iredale & Hull) An.
norfolcensis (Hedley & Hull, 1912) (=subtropicalis Iredale) K.
otagoensis Iredale & Hull, 1929 F.E.
subantarcticus (Iredale & Hull, 1930) F.M.An.E.
Leptochiton (Parachiton) Thiele, 1909 (Lepidopleurus aluminatus Thiele)
mestayerae (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
textilis (Powell, 1937) A.E.
Hemiarthrum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 (H.setulosum Carpenter in Dall)
setulosum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 An.
Order Chitonida
Ischnochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton textilis Gray) (=Simplischnochiton Van Belle)
circumvallatus (Reeve, 1847) F.An.
granulifer Thiele, 1909 A.E.
intermedius Hedley & Hull, 1912 K.
luteoroseus Suter, 1907 (=mawsoni Cotton) F.An.
maorianus Iredale, 1914 A.C.F.M.E. photo
Lepidozona Pilsbry, 1892 (Chiton mertensii von Middendorff)
beui O'Neill, 1987 A.C.F.M.E.
Callochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton laevis Montague)
crocinus (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.
empleurus (Hutton, 1872) (=subeudoxus Iredale & Hull) F.An.E.
kapitiensis Mestayer, 1926 (=puniceus of authors, not Gould) A.C.F.An.E.
mortenseni Odhner, 1924 An.E.
oligosulculatus Kaas & Van Belle, 1985 A.E.
perscrutandus (Iredale & Hull, 1929) C.E.
sulculatus Suter, 1907 F.E.
Eudoxochiton Shuttleworth, 1853 (Acanthopleura nobilis Gray in Dieffenbach)
nobilis (Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843) K.A.C.F.E. photo
Lorica H. & A. Adams, 1852 (Chiton cimolius Reeve)
haurakiensis Mestayer, 1921 A.C.F.E.
Loricella Pilsbry, 1893 (Lorica angasi H.Adams in H.Adams & Angas)
profundior (Dell, 1956) A.C.F.M.
Chiton Linnaeus, 1758 (C. tuberculatus Linnaeus) (= Amaurochiton Thiele in Troschel, = Sypharochiton Thiele in Troschel)
glaucus Gray, 1828 A.C.F.E. photo
Rhyssoplax Thiele, 1893 (Chiton affinis Issel)
aerea (Reeve, 1847) (=huttoni Suter, =clavata Suter, =suteri Iredale) A.C.F.An.E.
canaliculata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.M. photo
exasperata Iredale, 1914 K.E.
stangeri (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.E.
Sypharochiton Thiele in Troschel, 1893 (Chiton pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard)
aorangi (Creese & O'Neill, 1987) A.E.
pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835 A.C.F.M. photo
sinclairi (Gray, 1843) A.C.F.M.E. photo
themeropis (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
torri (Suter, 1907) F.E.
Onithochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton undulatus Quoy & Gaimard, not Wood) (=Nodiplax Beu)
neglectus Rochebrune, 1881 (=marmoratus Wissel, =chathamensis Dell, =opiniosus Iredale & Hull) A.C.F.M.An.E. photo
neglectus subantarcticus Suter, 1907 An.E.
oliveri (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
Placiphorella (Verrill & Smith, 1882) (P. velata Carpenter in Dall)
atlantica (Verrill & Smith, 1882) An.
Plaxiphora (Plaxiphora) Gray, 1847 (Chiton carmichaelis Gray) (=Aerilamma Hull, =Guildingia Dall, =Diaphoraplax Iredale, =Maorichiton Iredale, =Vaferichiton Iredale & Hull)
aurata (Spalowsky, 1795) (=campbelli Filhol) M.An.
australis (Suter, 1907) An.E.
biramosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.M.An.E.
boydeni Murdoch, 1982 C.F.M.An.E.
caelata (Reeve, 1847) (=schauinslandi Thiele) K.A.C.F.M.E. photo
murdochi Suter, 1905 K.A.C.F.E.
obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893 A.C.F.E. photo
Plaxiphora (Frembleya) H. Adams, 1866 (F.egregia H.Adams)
egregia (H.Adams, 1866) C.F.E.
Acanthochitona Gray, 1821 (Chiton fascicularis Linnaeus)
thileniusi (Thiele, 1909) A.E.
zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.An.E. photo
Cryptoconchus Burrows, 1815 (Chiton porosus Burrow)
porosus (Burow, 1815) A.C.F.M.E. photo
Notoplax H. Adams, 1862 (Cryptoplax (Notoplax) speciosa H.Adams)
aupouria Powell, 1937 A.E.
facilis Iredale & Hull, 1931 A.C.F.E.
latalamina Dell, 1956 C.E.
mariae (Webster, 1908) A.C.F.E. photo
rubiginosa (Hutton, 1872) (=oliveri Ashby) A.C.F.M.E.
violacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.M.E. photo
websteri (Powell, 1937) A.E.
Pseudotonicia Ashby, 1928 (Tonicia cuneata Suter)
cuneata (Suter, 1908) A.C.E.
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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North Island
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South Island
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