Leptochiton Gray, 1847

Sirenko, Boris, 2018, Taiwanese deep-water chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) and survey of chiton fauna of Taiwan, Zootaxa 4422 (3), pp. 301-344: 307

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Leptochiton Gray, 1847
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Genus Leptochiton Gray, 1847 

Type species. Chiton cinereus Montagu, 1803 (non Linnaeus, 1767) = Leptochiton asellus ( Gmelin, 1791)  SD by Gray (1847).

Genus distribution. Worldwide, Carboniferous–Recent, intertidal– 7657 m.

Remarks. Sigwart et al. (2011) demonstrated that Leptochiton  is not monophyletic based on molecular analyses of three genes; accordingly Leptochiton  s.s. is restricted to the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. I here use Leptochiton  s.l. according to the traditional morphological concept.