Leiostyla gibba Lowe, 1852

Madeiran land snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pupa (Alvearella) gibba Lowe, 1852


Conservation Status


Last record: 1878

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Madeira, Portugal


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Cook, L. M., Goodfriend, G. A. and Cameron, R. A. D. (1993). Changes in the land snail fauna of eastern Madeira during the Quaternary. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London series B 339(1287): 83-103.

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.

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

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Seddon, M. B. (2008). The Landsnails of Madeira. An illustrated compendium of the landsnails and slugs of the Madeiran archipelago.

Seddon, M. B. (2011). Leiostyla gibba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T11458A3279526. Downloaded on 15 May 2018.

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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