Aaadonta kinlochi Solem, 1976



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1936

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


Shells of this species were encountered by Rebecca Rundell on Koror in April 2005, but whether they were alive when encountered or were recently/long-since dead is not explicitly stated (Rundell, 2005:13). This is in direct conflict with (Rundell, 2012) which states that the only recently found shell was dead, found on a different island, and in a different year (2003 vs. 2005) than the 2005 record. This is most likely an oversight by (Rundell, 2012), since the only other possibilities are misidentification or the invention of data, which this author deems most unlikely occurrences.



Palau, Caroline Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Solem, A. (1976). Endodontoid land snails from Pacific islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I. Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.


Other references:

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.

Rundell, Rebecca J. (2005). The Land Snails of Belau: Survey of the 16 States. Report. Distributed to Federal, State and Local Governments and NGOs, Republic of Palau. 19 pp. [automatic download]

Rundell, Rebecca J. (2010). Diversity and conservation of the land snail fauna of the western Pacific islands of Belau (Republic of Palau, Oceania). American Malacological Bulletin 28: 81-90.

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

Solem, A. 1983. Endodontoid land snails from Pacific islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part II. Families Punctidae and Charopidae. Zoogeography. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.


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