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Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent[1]
Chaetopleura papilio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Neoloricata
Order: Chitonida
Suborder: Chitonina
Superfamily: Chitonoidea
Family: Chaetopleuridae
Genus: Chaetopleura
Shuttleworth, 1853[2]

Chaetopleura is a genus of chitons in the family Chaetopleuridae.[3] The species within this genus are marine molluscs.


The genus has been separated into two subgenera.[3]

subgenus Chaetopleura (Shuttleworth, 1853)

  • Chaetopleura angolensis Thiele, 1909
  • Chaetopleura angulata (Spengler, 1797)
  • Chaetopleura apiculata (Say in Conrad, 1834)
  • Chaetopleura asperior (Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1892)
  • Chaetopleura asperrima (Couthoy MS, Gould, 1852)
  • Chaetopleura benaventei Plate, 1899
  • Chaetopleura benguelensis Kaas & Van Belle, 1987
  • Chaetopleura biarmata de Rochebrune, 1882
  • Chaetopleura brucei Iredale in Melvill & Standen, 1912
  • Chaetopleura debruini (Strack, 1996)
  • Chaetopleura fernandensis Plate, 1899
  • Chaetopleura gambiensis (de Rochebrune, 1881)
  • Chaetopleura hanselmani (Ferreira, 1982)
  • Chaetopleura hennahi (Gray, 1828)
  • Chaetopleura isabellei (d'Orbigny, 1841)
  • Chaetopleura lurida (Sowerby in Broderip & Sowerby, 1832)
  • Chaetopleura papilio (Spengler, 1797)
  • Chaetopleura pertusa (Reeve, 1847)
  • Chaetopleura peruvian (Lamarck, 1819)
  • Chaetopleura pomarium Barnard, 1963
  • Chaetopleura pustulata (Krauss, 1848)
  • Chaetopleura roddai Ferreira, 1983
  • Chaetopleura shyana Ferreira, 1983
  • Chaetopleura sowerbyana (Reeve, 1847)
  • Chaetopleura staphylophera Lyons, 1985
  • Chaetopleura unilineata Leloup, 1954

subgenus Pallochiton (Dall, 1879)

  • Chaetopleura gemma Carpenter MS, Dall, 1879
  • Chaetopleura lanuginosa


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