The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Partula mirabilis Crampton, 1924

Moorean viviparous tree-snail (generic), Polynesian tree-snail (generic)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1984-5 or later

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild

 

Distribution

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Crampton, H.E. 1924. New and significant species of Partula from Moorea, Society Islands. Nautilus 37: 109-118.

 

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, Trevor. (2005). Surveys on Moorea, March – June 2005. The search for populations of endemic partulids. Unpublished report.

Coote, T. (2009). Partula mirabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16277A5595487. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T16277A5595487.en . Downloaded on 14 November 2015.

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.

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.

 

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