Samoana attenuata (Pease, 1864)
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Partula attenuata Pease, 1864; Samoana solitaria Crampton, 1932
Last record: February 2006
IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered
Tahiti, Moorea and Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
Pease, W.H. 1865 (for 1864). Descriptions of New Species of Land Shells from the Islands of the Central Pacific. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 32: 668-676.
Coote, T. (2007). Partulids on Tahiti: differential persistence of a minority of endemic taxa among relict populations. American Malacological Bulletin 22: 83-87.
Coote, T. (2009). Samoana attenuata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 27 July 2013.
Crampton, H.E. 1932. Studies on the variation, distribution, and evolution of the genus Partula. The species inhabiting Moorea. Carnegie Institute of Washington, Washington, D.C., Publ. No. 410: 1-335.
Lee, Taehwan et al. (2008). Not completely lost: two partulid tree snail species persist on the highest peak of Raiatea, French Polynesia. Oryx 42(4): 615-619. [Abstract]
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.