Omphalotropis plicosa Pfeiffer, 1852



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1878 (Griffiths, 1996)

Rediscovered in August 2002 (Florens & Balder, 2007)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










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