Helix ceratina Shuttleworth, 1843:16



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Corsica, France


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Shuttleworth, R. J. (1843). Über die Land- und Süsswasser-Mollusken von Corsica. Mittheilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bern. 1843 (2): 9-16.


Other references:

Bouchet, P., Ripken, T. and Recorbet, B. (1997). Rediscovery of the corsican land snail Helix ceratina on the verge of extinction. La Terre et la Vie 52: 97-111.

Camus, Louise et al. (2023). Unexpected and spatially structured genetic diversity of the relict population of the endangered corsican land snail Tyrrhenaria ceratina. Conservation Genetics.

Fiorentino, V., Manganelli, G., Giusti, F. & Ketmaier, V. (2016). Recent expansion and relic survival: Phylogeography of the land snail genus Helix (Mollusca, Gastropoda) from south to north Europe. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 98: 358-372.

Korábek, O.; Kosová, T.; Dolejš, P.; Petrusek, A.; Neubert, E.; Juřičková, L. (2021). Geographic isolation and human-assisted dispersal in land snails: a Mediterranean story of Helix borealis and its relatives (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Helicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 193(4): 1310-1335.

MolluscaBase eds. (2023). MolluscaBase. Helix ceratina Shuttleworth, 1843. Accessed at: on 2023-09-07

Pfeiffer, L. (1845). Description of twenty-two new species of land-shells, belonging to the collection of Mr. H. Cuming. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 13(147): 63–68.


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