The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Partula rufa Lesson, 1831



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1936



Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lesson, R.P. 1831. In: L.I. Duperrey.Voyage autour du monde, execute par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de La Majeste La Coquille, pendant les annees 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. Vol. 2.


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]

Rundell, Rebecca J. and Czekanski-Moir, Jesse E. (2015). A Survey of the Land Snails of Kosrae (Caroline Islands, Micronesia) Including the Rediscovery of Endemic Delos oualanensis (Pease, 1866) (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Rhytididae). Malacologia 59(1): 13-20. [Abstract]


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