Leiostyla cassidula (R.T. Lowe, 1852)

Madeiran land snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1870's?

Rediscovered in 1980's?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Cuttelod, A., Seddon, M. and Neubert, E. (2011). European Red List of Non-marine Molluscs. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Seddon, M. B. (2013). Leiostyla cassidula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 11 January 2015.

Walden, H. W. (1983). Systematic and biogeographical studies of the terrestrial Gastropoda of Madeira. With an annotated Check-list. Annales Zoologica Fennica 20: 255-275.

Wells, S.M., Pyle, R.M. and Collins, N.M. (compilers). (1983). The IUCN Invertebrate Red Data Book. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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


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