The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Partula diminuta C.B Adams, 1851



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1970's (Gerlach, 2016)



Pirae Valley, Tahiti


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Adams. C.B. 1851. Descriptions of New Species of Partula and Achatinella. Contrib. Conchol. 8: 125-128 [reprinted in Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. NY 5: 41-44]


Other references:

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. (2016). Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island tree-snails, family Partulidae. Cambridge, U.K.: Phelsuma Press. [Description of new species] [List of synonyms]


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