Dancea bewsheriana (Morelet, 1875)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Helix bewsheriana Morelet, 1875 (original combination); Caelatura bewsheri (Morelet, 1875) [orth. error]; Plegma bewsheriana (Morelet); Plegma bewsheri Morelet, 1875 [orth. error]


Conservation Status


Last record: subfossil



Mauritius & Rodrigues


Biology & Ecology










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.

Eldridge, Niles. (1998). Life in the Balance: Humanity and the Biodiversity Crisis. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Florens, Vincent. (1996). Mollusques terrestres récoltés dans les grottes de Rodrigues. Bulletin Phaethon 3: 42-43.

Griffiths, Owen L. and Florens, Vincent F. B. (2006).  A Field Guide of the Non-marine Molluscs of the Mascarene Islands: (Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion) and the Northern Dependencies of Mauritius. Mauritius: Bioculture Press. 185 pp. [p. 116]

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Dancea bewsheriana (Morelet, 1875). Accessed at: on 2022-03-07

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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