Onithochiton lyellii (Sowerby, 1832)

Schwabe, Enrico & Lozouet, Pierre, 2006, Chitons (Mollusca, Polyplacophora) from Rapa, the southernmost island of Polynesia, Zoosystema 28 (3), pp. 617-633 : 629-630

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Onithochiton lyellii
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Onithochiton lyellii from Australian waters most

Schwabe E. & Lozouet P.

probably refer to O. quercinus (Gould, 1846) , as he showed for the report of Pilsbry (1893: 248 partly). Following Iredale it seems logical that the records from Australia of Nierstrasz (1905b: 156, pl. 10, fig. 19), Ashby (1924: 333) and Smith (1960: 167, figs 42, 2a-c) may also refer to this species. Specimens cited from the Indonesian, Philippine and Papuan region by Nierstrasz (1905b: 156, pl. 10, fig. 19), Ang (1967: 410, pl. 10, figs 1-4), Way & Purchon (1981: 313) and Leloup (1981: 4) are probably misidentifications of a new species, which is currently under study by Hermann L. Strack ( The Netherlands, pers. comm.). Ashby (1931: 50, as O. lyalli [sic]) pointed out that Odhner (1919: 40) misused O. lyellii for O. literatus (Krauss, 1848) . After Strack (1993: 21), the specimens cited by Leloup (1960: 42, figs 7, 9-13) belong to several species and Leloup (1980: 12) misinterpreted O. lyellii for O. erythraeus Thiele, 1910 . As no detailed study of its congeneric species is available, a restricted Polynesian distribution is assumed for