Geomitra coronula (R.T. Lowe, 1852)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered twice. Once as a living population (species description was based upon fossils) in the late mid-1800's and then again after 2000.



Deserta Grande, Madeira Archipelago


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lowe, R. T. (1852). Brief diagnostic notices of new Maderan land shells. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (2) 9(50 + 52): 112-120 + 275-279.


Other references:

Cameron, R. A. D. and Cook, L. M. (1999). Land snail faunas of the Deserta Islands, Madeiran archipelago, past and present. Journal of Conchology, London 36: 1-15.

Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B., Allen, D.J., Arrébola, J., Backeljau, T., Balashov, I., Bank, R., Cameron, R., de Frias Martins, A.M., De Mattia, W., Dedov, I., Duda, M., Falkner, G., Falkner, M., Fehér, Z., Gargominy, O., Georgiev, D., Giusti, F., Gómez Moliner, B.J., Groh, K., Ibáñez, M., Kappes, H., Manganelli, G., Martínez-Ortí, A., Nardi, G., Neiber, M.T., Páll-Gergely, B., Parmakelis, A., Prié, V., Reischütz, A., Reischütz, P.L., Rowson, B., Rüetschi, J., Slapnik, R., Son, M., Štamol, V., Teixeira, D., Triantis, K., Vardinoyannis, K., von Proschwitz, T. and Walther, F. (2019). European Red List of Terrestrial Molluscs. IUCN: Cambridge, UK and Brussels, Belgium.

Nobre, A. (1931). Moluscos terrestres, fluviais e das águas salobras do arquipélago da Madeira. Barcelos, Porto.
Paiva, C. de. (1867). Monographia Molluscorum terrestrium fluvialium, lacustrium insularum Maderensium. Memorias da Academia Real de Lisboa, Cl. Sci. math. phys. nat. 4(1): 1-168 pl. 1-2.
Seddon, M. B. (2008). An illustrated compendium of the landsnails and slugs of the Madeiran archipelago. Studies in Biodiversity and Systematics of Terrestrial Organisms from the National Museum of Wales. BIOTIR Reports 2. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
Teixeira, D., Cameron, R.A.D. and Silva. I. (2017). LIFE Recover Natura Mid-Term Report - Moluscos Terrestres. IFCN, Funchal.

Teixeira, D., Silva, I., Cameron, R. & Groh, K. (2018). Geomitra coronula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T121001523A121001604. Downloaded on 28 May 2021.

Wollaston, T. V. (1878). Testacea Atlantica or the land and freshwater shells of Azores, Madeiras, Salvages, Canaries, Cape Verdes, and Saint Helena. L. Reeve & Company, London.


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