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Title: Rhyssoplax  
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Subject: Chiton, Chitonidae, List of prehistoric chitons
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Temporal range: Oligocene–Pliocene[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Order: Chitonida
Family: Chitonidae
Genus: Rhyssoplax
Thiele, 1893

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Rhyssoplax is a genus of chitons in the family Chitonidae, endemic to Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, and the Kermadec Islands.


  • Rhyssoplax aerea aerea (Reeve, 1847) (holotype)
  • Rhyssoplax aerea huttoni (Suter, 1906)
  • Rhyssoplax baliensis Bullock, 1989
  • Rhyssoplax bednalli (Pilsbry, 1895)
  • Rhyssoplax bernardi Ashby
  • Rhyssoplax calliozona (Pilsbry, 1894)
  • Rhyssoplax canaliculata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
  • Rhyssoplax canariensis (d'Orbigny, 1839)
  • Rhyssoplax chathamensis (Dell, 1960)
  • Rhyssoplax clavata (Suter, 1907)
  • Rhyssoplax corallina (Risso, 1826)
  • Rhyssoplax corphea
  • Rhyssoplax coxi
  • Rhyssoplax crawfordi (Sykes, 1899)
  • Rhyssoplax densilirata Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893
  • Rhyssoplax diaphora Iredale & May, 1916
  • Rhyssoplax discolor (Souverbie, 1866)
  • Rhyssoplax exoptanda (Bednall, 1897
  • Rhyssoplax funerea
  • Rhyssoplax jugosa (Gould, 1846)
  • Rhyssoplax kimberi (Ashby, 1929)
  • Rhyssoplax kurodai (Taki & Taki, 1929)
  • Rhyssoplax linsleyi Burghardt, 1973
  • Rhyssoplax mauritiana Quoy and Gaimard
  • Rhyssoplax olivacea (Spengler, 1797)
  • Rhyssoplax orukta
  • Rhyssoplax pulcherrima (Sowerby, 1841)
  • Rhyssoplax spinosetatus Bergenhayn
  • Rhyssoplax stangeri (Reeve, 1847)
  • Rhyssoplax suteri (Iredale, 1910)
  • Rhyssoplax torriana
  • Rhyssoplax translucens
  • Rhyssoplax tricostalis (Pilsbry, 1894)
  • Rhyssoplax tulipa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
  • Rhyssoplax vaulusensis
  • Rhyssoplax venusta


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