The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Achatinella swiftii Newcomb, 1854 (1853?)

Swift’s Oahu tree-snail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

9 synonyms:

Achatinella dolium, Pfeiffer

Apex albospira, Smith;

Apex innotabilis, Smith

Apex neglectus, Smith

Apex versicolor, Gulick

Apex flavidus, Gulick

Apex coniformis, Gulick

Apex tuberans, Gulick

Apex polymorpha, Gulick

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1976 (Suckling et al. 2004)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

OSUM 31428

 

Media

 

 

References

Hadfield, M. & Hadway, L. (1996). Achatinella swiftii. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 20 September 2011.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.

 

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