The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Partula tohiveana Crampton, 1924



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Partula tohiveana tohiveana Crampton, 1924


Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










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, T. (2009). Partula tohiveana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16283A5596695. . Downloaded on 14 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.

Gouveia, Ana Rita Peres Cardoso. (2006) Investigating the Role of Environmental Factors in Population Fluctuations of Captive Partula clara and Partula tohiveana Polynesian Tree Snails. Master of Science Project in Wild Animal Biology. Royal Veterinary College of London and Zoological Society of London, 19-20.

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.

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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