The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Partula suturalis suturalis Pfeiffer, 1855

Sutural partula



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. 1855a. Descriptions of Forty-seven New Species of Helicea, from the Collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 23: 91-101.


Pfeiffer, L. in Küster, H.C. & L. Pfeiffer. 1855b. Die Gattungen Bulimus, Partula, Achatinella, Achatina und Azeca: in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Volume 1, Part 13 of Sytematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. Verlag von Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz).


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.

Mollusc Specialist Group. 1996. Partula suturalis ssp. suturalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T64444A12781881. . Downloaded on 14 November 2015.

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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