Mautodontha spelunca Sartori, Gargominy & Fontaine, 2014:26

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct?

 

Distribution

Makatea (=Mangaia-te-vai-tamae), Tuamotu Archipelago (=Tuamotus) (western), French Polynesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: MNHN 25582

Type locality: "West coast, approximately 3 km south of Temao, Makatea (15.85189°S; 148.28018°W). Cave. Limestone, alt. 10 m; station Mk13." (Sartori et al. 2014:26)

 

Paratypes:

MNHN 25583 (n=8 shells)

 

Additional material:

Sartori et al. (2014:26) reported 198 non-type specimens.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Sartori, André F., Gargominy, Olivier and Fontaine, Benoît. (2014). Radiation and decline of endodontid land snails in Makatea, French Polynesia. Zootaxa 3772(1): 1-68.

 

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.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/19592/mautodontha-garrettoconcha-spelunca

 

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