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Class: POLYPLACOPHORA
Subclass: NEOLORICATA
Lepidopleurida Thiele, 1909
ABYSSOCHITONIDAE Dell'Angelo & Palazzi, 1989
Ferreiraella Sirenko, 1988 (F. caribbensis Sirenko, 1988) =Abyssochiton Dell'Angelo & Palazzi, 1989, =Xylochiton Gowlett-Holmes & Jones, 1992
xylophaga (Gowlett-Holmes & Jones, 1992) =xylophagus Gowlett-Holmes & Jones A.C.M.E.
LEPTOCHITONIDAE Dall, 1889
Leptochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton asellus Gmelin, 1791) =Chiton (Leptochiton) Gray, 1847, =Lepidopleurus (Leptochiton) Gray, 1847, =Leptochiton (Leptochiton) Gray, 1847, =Leptochiton (Trachyradsia) Dall, 1878, =Terenochiton Iredale, 1914
deecresswellae Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002 F.E.
finlayi (Ashby, 1929) A.C.F.E.
inquinatus (Reeve, 1847) =iredalei Ashby A.C.F.An.E. photo
kerguelensis Haddon, 1886 =papenstecheri Pfeffer An.
otagoensis (Iredale & Hull, 1929) F.E.
subantarcticus (Iredale & Hull, 1930) F.M.An.E.
Parachiton Thiele, 1909 (Lepidopleurus acuminatus Thiele, 1909) =Lepidopleurus (Parachiton) Thiele, 1909
mestayerae Iredale, 1914 K.E.
textilis Powell, 1937 A.E.
Terenochiton H. Adams, 1866 (Lepidopleurus (T.) subtropicalis Iredale, 1914) =Lepidopleurus (Terenochiton) Iredale, 1914 (original rank)
norfolcensis (Hedley & Hull, 1912) =catenatus Hedley & Hull, =subtropicalis Iredale K.
HANLEYIDAE Bergenhayn, 1955
Chitonida
Chitonoidea Rafinesque, 1815
ISCHNOCHITONIDAE Dall, 1889
Ischnochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton textilis Gray, 1828) =Ischnochiton (Simplischnochiton) Van Belle, 1974
circumvallatus (Reeve, 1847) =antipodum Palmer, =campbelli Filhol, =fulvus Suter, =greyi Filhol, =melanterus Rochebrune, =parkeri Suter F.An.
granulifer Thiele, 1909 A.E.
intermedius Hedley & Hull, 1912 =exquisitus Iredale, =kermadecensis Iredale K.
luteoroseus Suter, 1907 =mawsoni Cotton F.An.
maorianus Iredale, 1914 =longicymba Quoy & Gaimard A.C.F.M.E. photo
Stenosemus Middendorff, 1847 (Chiton albus Linnaeus, 1767) =Chiton (Stenosemus) Middendorff, 1847, =Chondropleura Thiele, 1906, =Ischnochiton (Chondropleura) Thiele, 1906, =Ischnochiton (Stenosemus) Middendorff, 1847, =Lepidopleuroides Thiele, 1928, =Lophyrochiton Yakovleva, 1952, =Lophyrus Sars, 1878
beui (O'Neill, 1987) A.C.F.M.E. photo
CALLOCHITONIDAE Plate, 1901
Callochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton laevis Pennant, 1777)
crocinus (Reeve, 1847) =fossa Ashby, =versicolor A. Adams A.C.F.
empleurus (Hutton, 1872) =subeudoxa Iredale & Hull F.An.E. photo
kapitiensis Mestayer, 1926 =puniceus of authors not Gould A.C.F.An.E. photo
mortenseni Odhner, 1924 An.E.
oligosulculatus Kaas & Van Belle, 1985 A.E.
perscrutandus (Iredale & Hull, 1929) =perscrutanda Iredale & Hull C.E.
sulculatus Suter, 1907 F.E.
Eudoxochiton Shuttleworth, 1853 (Acanthopleura nobilis Gray, 1843)
nobilis (Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843) =huttoni Pilsbry, =imitator Iredale, =perplexus Iredale, =typica W.R.B. Oliver K.A.C.F.E. photo
LORICIDAE Iredale & Hull, 1923
Lorica H. & A. Adams, 1852 (Chiton cimolius Reeve, 1847)
haurakiensis Mestayer, 1921 A.C.F.E. photo
Loricella Pilsbry, 1893 (Lorica angasi H. Adams in H. Adams & Angas, 1864)
profundior (Dell, 1956) A.C.F.M. photo
CHITONIDAE Rafinesque, 1815
CHITONIDAE: CHITONINAE Rafinesque, 1815
Chiton Linnaeus, 1758 (C. tuberculatus Linnaeus, 1758) =Amaurochiton Thiele, 1893
glaucus Gray, 1828 =aquatilis Reeve, =limosa Suter, =limosa Nierstrasz, =quoyi Deshayes, =tenuistriatus G.B. Sowerby II, =viridis Quoy & Gaimard A.C.F.E. photo
Rhyssoplax Thiele, 1893 (Chiton affinis Issel, 1869)
aerea (Reeve, 1847) =aereus Reeve, =alphonsinae Rochebrune, =clavatus Suter, =huttoni Suter, =oliveri Mestayer, =siculoides E.A. Smith, =suteri Iredale A.C.F.An.E. photo
canaliculata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) =canaliculatus Quoy & Gaimard, =insculptus A. Adams A.C.F.M. photo
exasperata Iredale, 1914 =exasperatus Iredale K.E.
stangeri (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.E.
Sypharochiton Thiele in Troschel, 1893 (Chiton pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
aorangi (Creese & O'Neill, 1987) A.E.
pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835 =maugeanus Iredale & May, =septentriones Ashby A.C.F.M. photo
sinclairi (Gray, 1843) A.C.F.M.E. photo
themeropis (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
torri (Suter, 1907) F.E.
CHITONIDAE: TONICIINAE Pilsbry, 1893
Onithochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton undulatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) =Nodiplax Beu, 1967, =Onitochiton Rochebrune, 1884 (Spelling variation)
neglectus Rochebrune, 1881 =astrolabei Rochebrune, =decipiens Rochebrune, =filholi Rochebrune, =marmoratus Wissel, =nodosus Suter, =semisculptus Pilsbry, =undulatus Quoy & Gaimard, =undulatus G.B. Sowerby I A.C.F.M.An.E. photo
neglectus subantarcticus Suter, 1907 An.E.
oliveri (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
Mopalioidea Dall, 1889
MOPALIIDAE Dall, 1889
Placiphorella (Verrill & Smith, 1882) (Mopalia velata Carpenter MS, Dall, 1879)
atlantica (Verrill & Smith, 1882) =coronatus Locard, =uschakovi Yakovleva An.
Plaxiphora Gray, 1847 (Chiton carmichaelis W. Wood, 1828) =Aerilamma Hull, 1924, =Chiton (Plaxiphora) Gray, 1847, =Guildingia Carpenter, 1882, =Diaphoroplax Iredale, 1914, =Maorichiton Iredale, 1914, =Vaferichiton Iredale & Hull, 1932
aurata (Spalowsky, 1795) =aucklandica Suter, =campbelli Filhol M.An.
australis (Suter, 1907) An.E.
biramosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) =biramosus Quoy & Gaimard, =ciliata sensu Hutton, =complexa Hutton, =corticata Hutton A.C.F.M.An.E.
boydeni Murdoch, 1982 C.F.M.An.E. photo
caelata (Reeve, 1847) =lyallensis Mestayer, =schauinslandi Thiele K.A.C.F.M.E. photo
egregia (H.Adams, 1866) =ovatus Hutton, =tortuosus Pilsbry C.F.E. photo
murdochi Suter, 1905 K.A.C.F.E.
obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893 =suteri Pilsbry A.C.F.E. photo
Acanthochitonina
Cryptoplacoidea H. & A. Adams, 1858
ACANTHOCHITONIDAE Pilsbry, 1893
Acanthochitona Gray, 1821 (Chiton fascicularis Linnaeus, 1767) =Chiton (Acanthochiton) Hermannsen, 1846
thileniusi (Thiele, 1909) A.E.
zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) =amplificatus Iredale & Hull, =brookesi Ashby, =doubtlessensis Ashby, =hookeri Gray, =zelandicus Quoy & Gaimard A.C.F.An.E. photo
Cryptoconchus Burrows, 1815 (Chiton porosus Blainville MS, Burrow, 1815) =Acanthochites (Cryptoconchus) Burrows, 1815
porosus (Burow, 1815) =depressus Blainville, =leachi Blainville, =monticularis Quoy & Gaimard, =mucronatus Grant-Mackie & Chapman-Smith, =stewartianus Rochebrune A.C.F.M.E. photo
Notoplax H. Adams, 1862 (Cryptoplax (N.) speciosa H. Adams, 1862) =Acanthochites (Notoplax) H. Adams, 1862, =Acanthochiton (Notoplax) H. Adams, 1862, =Cryptoplax (Notoplax) H. Adams, 1862
aupouria Powell, 1937 A.E.
facilis Iredale & Hull, 1931 A.C.F.E.
latalamina Dell, 1956 C.E.
mariae (Webster, 1908) =brookesi Ashby, =fortior Iredale & Hull, =haurakiensis Ashby, =stewartiana Thiele A.C.F.E. photo
rubiginosa (Hutton, 1872) =finlayi Ashby, =foveauxensis Mestayer, =foveauxensis Ashby, =kirki Mestayer, =oliveri Mestayer, =oliveri Ashby, =rubiginosus Hutton A.C.F.M.E. photo
violacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) =dunedinensis Ashby, =papillio Ashby, =porphyreticus Reeve, =violaceus Quoy & Gaimard A.C.F.M.E. photo
websteri (Powell, 1937) A.E.
Pseudotonicia Ashby, 1928 (Tonicia cuneata Suter, 1908)
cuneata (Suter, 1908) A.C.E. photo
HEMIARTHRIDAE Sirenko, 1997
Hemiarthrum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 (H. setulosum Carpenter in Dall, 1876)
setulosum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 =castaneus Gould, =couthouyi Rochebrune, =hamiltonorum Iredale & Hull An.
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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil