Acanthochiton foveauxensis kirki Mestayer, 1926 Mestayer, M.K., 1926. New Zealand Mollusca: No. 3. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 56: 583‒587 [586], pl. 101, fig. 1 (holotype), figs 2‒4.

Wilma M. Blom, 2017, Fossil and Recent molluscan types in the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Part 2: Polyplacophora and Scaphopoda, Records of the Auckland Museum 52, pp. 71-76: 74

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Acanthochiton foveauxensis kirki Mestayer, 1926 Mestayer, M.K., 1926. New Zealand Mollusca: No. 3. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 56: 583‒587 [586], pl. 101, fig. 1 (holotype), figs 2‒4.
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Acanthochiton foveauxensis kirki Mestayer, 1926

Mestayer, M.K., 1926. New Zealand Mollusca: No. 3. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 56: 583‒587 [586], pl. 101, fig. 1 (holotype), figs 2‒4.

Paratypes: MA71623, two complete, dried specimens, collected from oyster beds, Foveaux Strait , New Zealand  .

Remarks: Named after Professor Harry Borrer Kirk, who was the foundation professor of biology at Victoria College, now the University of Victoria of Wellington. Kirk held the Chair of Biology from 1903‒1944 and Mestayer named “this particularly pretty form, in grateful recognition of his unfailing kindness”.

C urrent name: Notoplax  rubiginosa (Hutton, 1872) ‒ Powell (1979): 31; Spencer et al. (2016).