Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Polyplacophora > Subclass Neoloricata > Order Lepidopleurida > Suborder Lepidopleurina > Family Leptochitonidae

Leptochiton Gray, 1847

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Lepidopleurus (Leptochiton) synonym
Leptochiton (Leptochiton) synonym


Leptochiton aequispinus (Bergenhayn, 1933)
Leptochiton algesirensis (Capellini, 1859)
Leptochiton alveolus (M. Sars MS, Lovén, 1846)
Leptochiton arcticus (Sars G. O., 1878)
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791)
Leptochiton bedullii Dell'Angelo & Palazzi, 1986
Leptochiton belknapi Dall, 1878
Leptochiton boettgeri Sulc, 1934
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840)
Leptochiton cimicoides (di Monterosato, 1879)
Leptochiton compostellanum Carmona Zalvide & Urgorri, 1999
Leptochiton gascognensis Kaas & Van Belle, 1985
Leptochiton geronensis Kaas & Van Belle, 1985
Leptochiton intermedius (von Salvini-Plawen, 1968)
Leptochiton japonicus (Thiele, 1909)
Leptochiton leloupi Kaas, 1979
Leptochiton odhneri (Bergenhayn, 1931)
Leptochiton pepezamorai Carmona Zavilde, Urgorri & García, 2004
Leptochiton pseudogloriosus Strack, 1991
Leptochiton rarinota (Jeffreys, 1883)
Leptochiton sarsi Kaas, 1981
Leptochiton scabridus (Jeffreys, 1880)
Leptochiton tenuis Kaas, 1979
Leptochiton thalattius Kaas & Van Belle, 1985
Leptochiton troncosoi Carmona Zavilde, Urgorri & García, 2004
Leptochiton xanthus Kaas & Van Belle, 1990


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.

additional source

Nomenclator Zoologicus

additional source

Spencer, H.G.; Marshall, B.A.; Maxwell, P.A.; Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Stilwell, J.D.; Willan, R.C.; Campbell, H.J.; Crampton, J.S.; Henderson, R.A.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Pojeta, J. Jr (2009). Phylum Mollusca: chitons, clams, tusk shells, snails, squids, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 161-254.



External Links



Schwabe, E.; Gofas, S. (2014). Leptochiton. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138117




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