The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Leiostyla gibba Lowe, 1852

Madeiran land snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pupa (Alvearella) gibba Lowe, 1852


Conservation Status

Last record: 1878

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Madeira, Portugal


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lowe, R. T. (1852). Brief diagnostic notices of new Maderan land shells. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, second series, 9(50): 112-120, 275-279.


Other references:

Cook, L. M., Goodfriend, G. A. and Cameron, R. A. D. (1993). Changes in the land snail fauna of eastern Madeira during the Quaternary. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London series B 339(1287): 83-103.

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.

Cuttelod, A., Seddon, M. and Neubert, E. (2011). European Red List of Non-marine Molluscs. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Seddon, M. B. (2008). The Landsnails of Madeira. An illustrated compendium of the landsnails and slugs of the Madeiran archipelago.

Seddon, M.B. 2011. Leiostyla gibba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T11458A3279526. Downloaded on 15 May 2018.

Wollaston, T. V. (1878). Testacea Atlantica or the land and freshwater shells of Azores, aderiras, Salvages, Canaries, Cape Verdes and Saint Helena. London; Reeve.


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