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Key to 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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Ferreiraella xylophaga (Gowlett-Holmes & Jones, 1992)

Classification:Polyplacophora - Loricata - Lepidopleurida
Synonyms:(=Xylophagus Gowlett-Holmes & Jones)
Distribution:Off North Island and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:ACME.
References and Publications:
  • Sirenko, B.I. 2001: Deep-sea chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from sunken wood off New Caledonia and Vanuatu. In: Bouchet, P., & Marshall, B.A. (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 22, Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 185 (p.57)
  • Sirenko, B.I. 1997: Position in the system and the origin of deep-water chitons of the family Ferreiraellidae (Mollusca: Polyplacophora), Ruthenica, 7 (p.81)
  • Gowlett-Holmes, K.L., Jones, A.M. 1992: Xylochitonidae fam.n., a new family of deep-water chitons, with descriptions of a new genus and species from New Zealand (Polyplacophora: Lepidopleurina), Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia, 13 (p.38)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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