Bostryx voithianus (Pfeiffer, 1847)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bulimus voithianus Pfeiffer, 1847


Treated as a nomen inquirendum by (MolluscaBase, 2021).


Conservation Status



The reported rediscovery of the species consisted of empty shells (Martínez, 2017), so ironically there have still not been any living individuals found yet.



Chile (northern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. (1847). Descriptions of 38 new species of land-shells, in the collection of Hugh Cuming, Esq. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 14 (166) [“1846”]: 109–116.

Other references:

de los Ríos, Edmundo Martínez. (2017). Rediscovery of Bostryx voithianus (Pfeiffer, 1847) (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) in northern Chile, with notes on the type locality. Check List 13(6): 1125-1129.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Bulimus voithianus L. Pfeiffer, 1847. Accessed at: on 2022-03-31


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