Lepidochitona cinerea, copyright S. Rae.

Belongs within: Ischnochitonina.

The Lepidochitonidae are a group of chitons in which the valve margins bear distinctly separated apophyses.

<==Lepidochitonidae [Trachyderminae] P61
    |–Eudoxochiton Shuttleworth 1853 P61
    |    |–*E. nobilis (Gray 1843) [=Acanthopleura nobilis] S60
    |    `–E. huttoni Pilsbry 1893 P61
    |–Paricoplax Iredale & Hull 1929 P61
    |    |–*P. crocina (Reeve 1847) [=Chiton crocinus] P61
    |    |–P. mortenseni (Odhner 1924) P61
    |    |–P. perscrutanda Iredale & Hull 1929 P61
    |    `–P. profundior Dell 1956 P61
    |–Icoplax Thiele 1893 P61
    |    |–*I. punicea (Gould 1846) [=Chiton puniceus] P61
    |    |–I. chathamensis Dell 1960 P61
    |    |–I. empleura (Hutton 1872) P61 [=Callochiton empleurus F27]
    |    |–I. kapitiensis Mestayer 1926 P61 [=Callochiton kapitiensis F27]
    |    |–I. subeudoxa Iredale & Hull 1930 P61
    |    `–I. sulculata (Suter 1907) P61 [=Callochiton sulculatus F27]
    `–Lepidochitona Gray 1821 (see below for synonymy) S60
         |–L. cinerea (Linné 1767) (see below for synonymy) S60
         |–L. alba Linnaeus 1767 O27
         |–L. aleutica (Dall 1878) [=Trachyradsia aleutica, L. (Spongioradsia) aleutica] O27
         |–L. cavernae GC99
         |–L. corrugata GR98
         |–L. dentiens (Gould 1846) O27 [=Chiton (Onithochiton) dentiens O27, C64, Trachydermon dentiens C64]
         |–L. flectens (Carpenter 1864) O27 [=Ischnochiton (Trachydermon) flectens C64, O27]
         |–‘Trachydermon’ hartwegii Cpr. 1855 C64
         |–‘Trachydermon’ interstinctus C64
         |–‘Trachydermon’ nuttallii Cpr. 1855 C64
         |–‘Trachydermon’ pseudodentiens Carpenter 1864 C64
         `–L. sharpei (Pilsbry 1896) [=Trachydermon sharpii] O27

Lepidochitona Gray 1821 [=Lepidochiton Thiele 1928 non Carpenter 1857, Leptochitona (l. c.); incl. Adriella Thiele 1893, Craspedochilus Sars 1878, Spongioradsia Pilsbry 1894, Trachydermon Carpenter 1864] S60

Lepidochitona (Lepidochitona) cinerea (Linné 1767) [=Chiton cinereus; incl. C. marginatus Pennant 1777, *Lepidochitona marginata] S60

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[GC99] Giribet, G., & C. S. Carranza. 1999. Point Counter Point. What can 18S rDNA do for bivalve phylogeny? Journal of Molecular Evolution 48: 256–258.

[GR98] Giribet, G., & C. Ribera. 1998. The position of arthropods in the animal kingdom: a search for a reliable outgroup for internal arthropod phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 9: 481–488.

[O27] Oldroyd, I. S. 1927. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America vol. 2 pt 3. Stanford University Press: Stanford University (California).

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[S60] Smith, A. G. 1960. Amphineura. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt I. Mollusca 1: Mollusca—General Features, Scaphopoda, Amphineura, Monoplacophora, Gastropoda—General Features, Archaeogastropoda and some (mainly Paleozoic) Caenogastropoda and Opisthobranchia pp. I41–I76. Geological Society of America, and University of Kansas Press.

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