Snake-skin chiton

The English common name refers to the scaly girdle that surrounds that 8 articulated plates. Known as papatua in Maori.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collector Excavator
Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
Common Name
snake-skin chiton
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)

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CHITONIDAE: Sypharochiton pelliserpentis: snake-skin chiton