Hypselostoma elephas van Benthem-Jutting, 1950

Elephant trunk snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



near Bukit Tenggek, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

van Benthem-Jutting, W.S.S. 1950. The Malayan species of Boysidia, Paraboysidia, Hypselostoma and Gyliotrachela (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Vertiginidae) with a catalogue of all the species hitherto described. Bulletin of the Raffles Museum 21: 5-47.


Other references:

Clements, R. (2009). Hypselostoma elephas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T168177A6462664. Downloaded on 18 September 2016.

Maassen, W. J. M. (2001). A preliminary checklist of the non-marine molluscs of West-Malaysia. De Kreukal, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Amsterdam.

Schilthuizen, M., Liew, T. S., Bin Elahan, B. & Lackman-Ancrenaz, I. 2005. Effects of karst forest degradation on pulmonate and prosobranch land snail communities in Sabah.


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