Aaadonta fuscozonata fuscozonata Beddome, 1889



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Helix fuscozonata Beddome, 1889; Patula fuscozonata Beddome, 1889


Considered to be a monotypic species for almost 100 years, (Solem, 1976) described a subspecies and attributed it to this taxa, which means that [i]Aaadonta fuscozonata[/i] becomes [i]A. f. fuscozonata[/i] because it is the nominate subspecies.


Conservation Status

Last record: 1936

Rediscovered in 2007 (Rundell, 2012)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Palau, Caroline Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Beddome, R. H. (1889). Descriptions of land-shells from the Island of Koror, Pelew Group. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1889: 112-116.


Other references:

Rundell, Rebecca J. (2012). Aaadonta fuscozonata ssp. fuscozonata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 02 June 2013.

Solem. (1976). Endodontoid land snails from Pacific islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra) Part 1. Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, i-xii, 1-508. [Zoological Record Volume 115]


<< Back to the Helicina incertae sedis database