Hemiplecta neptunus Pfeiffer, 1861:190



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Helix neptunus Pfeiffer, 1861 (original combination); Hemiplecta distincta neptunus (Pfeiffer, 1861); Hemiplecta neptunus Pfeiffer, 1854 [incorrect year]


Now considered a synonym of Hemiplecta distincta (MolluscaBase, 2021).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. (1861). Descriptions of new land-shells, in the collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 29(12-13): 190-196.

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. Hemiplecta distincta neptunus (L. Pfeiffer, 1861). Accessed at: on 2022-03-06

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.

Sutcharit, C. and Panha, S. (2021). Systematic review of the dextral Hemiplecta Albers, 1850 (Eupulmonata, Ariophantidae) from Thailand with description of a new species and list of all the Indochinese species. ZooKeys 1047: 101-154.


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