Marstonia olivacea Pilsbry, 1895

Olive marstonia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pyrgulopsis olivacea (Pilsbry, 1895)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1940

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Alabama, USA


Biology & Ecology










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