The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Partula rosea Broderip, 1832

Polynesian tree-snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: before 2000

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Broderip, W.J. 1832. New species of shells collected by Mr. Cuming on the western coast of South America and in the islands of the South Pacific Ocean. Proc. Comm. Sci. Corr. Zool. Soc. Lond. 2: 124-126.


Other references:

Coote, T. (2009). Partula rosea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16293A5597827. . Downloaded on 12 November 2015.

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.


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