Parachiton africanus (Nierstrasz, 1906)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lepidopleurus africanus Nierstrasz, 1906; Leptochiton africanus (Nierstrasz, 1906); Lepidopleurus thielei Sulc, 1934


Conservation Status




Mediterranean Sea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Nierstrasz H. F. (1906). Remarks on the Chitonidae. Tijdschr. ned. dierk. Vereen (2) 10: 141-172.

Other references:

Kaas, P. (1977). Notes on Loricata. 9, On the rediscovery of Lepidopleurus africanus Nierstrasz, 1906 and the systematic position of the taxon Parachiton Thiele, 1909. Basteria 41: 81-86, figs. 1-6. [automatic download]

MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Parachiton africanus (Nierstrasz, 1906). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2022-04-03

Sulc J. (1934). Studien uber die fossilen Chitonen. I Die fossilen Chitonen in Neogen des Wiener Beckens und der angrenzenden Gebiete. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 47: 1-31.


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