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Temporal range: Oligocene–Miocene[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Family: Hanleyidae
Genus: Hanleya
Gray, 1857

Hanleya is a genus of polyplacophoran molluscs known from Oligocene and Miocene fossils;[1] it is represented today by a number of species including H. sinica Xu 1990 (China),[2][3] H. brachyplax (Brazil)[4][5] and H. hanleyi Bean in Thorpe, 1844 (Chile), which feeds on sponges.[6]


  1. ^ a b van Belle, R. A. (1981). Catalogue of Fossil Chitons. ISBN 90 6279 018 6. 
  2. ^ Xu, Fengshan (1990). "New genus and species of Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from the East China Sea". Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 8 (4): 374–377. Bibcode:1990ChJOL...8..374X. doi:10.1007/BF02849683. 
  3. ^ Kaas, P; Van Belle, R. A (1994). Monograph of Living Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora). , Volume 5 Suborder Ischnochitonina: Ischnochitonidae: Ischnochitoninae (concluded), Callistoplacinae; Mopaliidae. Additions to Volumes. 1-4. ISBN 9789004100077. 
  4. ^ Jardim, Jaime; Simone, Luiz Ricardo Lopes (2010). "Corrigenda for the paper "Redescription of Hanleya brachyplax (Polyplacophora, Hanleyidae) from the south-southeastern Brazilian coast" (PDF). Strombus. 17 (1-2): 14–15. 
  5. ^ "Redescription of Hanleya brachyplax (Polyplacophora, Hanleyidae) from the south-southeastern Brazilian coast". Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo). 50 (40). 2010. ISSN 0031-1049. doi:10.1590/S0031-10492010004000001. 
  6. ^ Graham, A. (1955). "Molluscan diets". Journal of Molluscan Studies. Malacological Soc London. 31 (3–4): 144. ISSN 0260-1230.