Pyrgulopsis carinata Hershler, 1998:60

Carinate Duckwater pyrg



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1973

Rediscovered: 2007



Little Warm Spring, Duckwater Valley, Nye County, Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: USNM 883975
Paratypes: USNM 860680






Original scientific description:

Hershler, R. (1998). A systematic review of the hydrobiid snails (Gastropoda: Rissooidea) of the Great Basin, western United States. Part I. Genus Pyrgulopsis. The Veliger 41(1): 1-132.


Other references:

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping. (2017). Annotated Checklist of Freshwater Truncatelloidean Gastropods of the Western United States, with an Illustrated Key to the Genera. Technical Note 449. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO.

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.


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