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POLYPLACOPHORA Gray, 1821 (chitons, coat-of-mail shells)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

CHITONIDA Thiele, 1909 (an order of molluscs) Order
ACANTHOCHITONIDAE Pilsbry, 1893 (a family of chitons) Family
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) (a chiton)
Dorsal view - close-up
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767) (a chiton)
Dark animal - dorsal view - out of water
Lepidochitona (Lepidochitona) cinerea (Linnaeus, 1767) (Grey Chiton, Common Chiton)
Brown and pink forms - in situ - dorsal views - close-up

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Jones, A.M. & Baxter, J.M., 1987 Molluscs: Caudofoveata, Solenogastres, Polyplacophora and Scaphopoda
Matthews, G., 1967 The Identification of British Chitons

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to POLYPLACOPHORA (chitons, coat-of-mail shells)

POLYPLACOPHORA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)
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