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Partula aurantia Crampton, 1932

Orange tree-snail, Moorean viviparous tree snail, Polynesian tree snail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1980's or before

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Crampton, H. E. (1932). Studies on the variation, distribution, and evolution of the genus Partula. The species inhabiting Moorea. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Publ. 410: 1-335.

 

Other references:

Clarke, Bryan, Murray, James and Johnson, Michael S. (1984). The Extinction of Endemic Species by a Program of Biological Control. Pacific Science 38(2): 97-104.

Coote, T. (2009). Partula aurantia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 27 July 2013.

Coote, T. and Loeve, E. (2003). From 61 species to five: endemic tree snails of the Society Islands, French Polynesia fall prey to an ill-judged biological control programme. Oryx 37(1): 91-96.

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.

Gerlach, Justin. (2014). Diet of the Partula species of Moorea. The Partula Pages: report 1.

Lee, Taehwan et al. (2014). Evolutionary history of a vanishing radiation: isolation-dependent persistence and diversification in Pacific Island partulid tree snails. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 202.

Murray, J., Murray, E., Johnson, M. S. and Clarke, B. C. (1988). The Extinction of Partula on Moorea. Pacific Science 42(3-4): 150-153.

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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