The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Amastra turritella (Ferrusac, 1824) (1821?)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Amastra turritela (Férrusac, 1821/24)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1960's or later



Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Caum, E. L. (1974). Check list of Hawaiian land and fresh water mollusca. Bulletin of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu 56: 1-80.

Cowie, R. H., Evenhuis, N. L. and Christensen, C. C. (1995). Catalog of the Native Land and Freshwater Molluscs of the Hawaiian Islands. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. 248 pp.

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.

Cowie Robert H., Héros Virginie, Yeung Norine W. and Hayes Kenneth A. (2016). Annotated catalogue of types of Hawaiian land and fresh-water snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, with lectotype designations. Zoosystema 38(2): 245-266.

Régnier, C., Bouchet, P., Hayes, K. A., Yeung, N. W., Christensen, C. C., Chung, D. J. D., Fontaine, B. and Cowie, R. H. (2015). Extinction in a hyperdiverse endemic Hawaiian land snail family and implications for the underestimation of invertebrate extinction. Conservation Biology 29(6): 1715-1723.


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