Ariophanta thyreus (Benson, 1852)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Helix thyreus Benson, 1852 (original combination); Helix ryssolema Albers, 1852


Conservation Status






Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Benson, W. H. (1852). Characters of new species of Helix from Southern India and Bengal. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (2) 9: 404-407.

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.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Ariophanta thyreus (Benson, 1852). Accessed at: on 2022-03-06

Raheem, D., Taylor, H., Ablett, J., Preece, R. C., Aravind, N. A. and Naggs, F. (2014). A systematic revision of the land snails of the Western Ghats of India. Tropical Natural History. Supplement 4: I-XIV, 1-244.

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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