The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Partula mooreana Hartman, 1880:229

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

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1985 or later

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild

 

Distribution

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hartman, W. D. 1880. Description of a Partula supposed to be new, from the island of Moorea. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil. 32: 229.

 

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 Unpublished report.

Coote, T. 2009. Partula mooreana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16278A5595708. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T16278A5595708.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.

Gouveia, Ana Rita Peres Cardoso. (2011). Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Population Dynamics of Captive Partula Snails. Thesis, Imperial College London. 123 pp.

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.

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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