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Achatinella elegans Newcomb, 1854

Elegant Oahu tree-snail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Achatinella bulimoides elegans Newcomb, 1854; Achatinella spadicea Gulick; Achatinella wheatleyi Nob; Achatinella vidua Pfeiffer

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1952 (Mollusc Specialist Group, 1996b)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

OSUM 31440

 

Media

 

 

References

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
 
IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Mollusc Specialist Group. (1996a). Achatinella elegans. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 19 September 2011.

Mollusc Specialist Group. 1996b. Achatinella elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T181A13045735. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T181A13045735.en. Downloaded on 27 June 2021.

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

Wells, S.M., Pyle, R.M. and Collins, N.M. (compilers) 1983. The IUCN Invertebrate Red Data Book. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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