Naesiotus cavagnaroi A. G. Smith, 1972



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bulimulus cavagnaroi (A. G. Smith, 1972); Bulimulus gilderoyi Van Mol, 1972; Naesiotus gilderoyi Van Mol, 1972


N. gilderoyi was synonymised with N. cavagnaroi by (Breure & Coppois, 1978:170)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Smith, Allyn Goodwin. (1972). Three new land snails from Isla Santa Cruz (Indefatigable Island), Galápagos. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4) 39: 7-24.

Other references:

Breure, A. (2011). Annotated type catalogue of the Orthalicoidea (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in the Royal Belgian Institute of Sciences, Brussels, with descriptions of two new species. ZooKeys 101: 1-50.

Breure, Abraham S. H. and Borrero, F. J. (2008). An annotated checklist of the land snail family Orthalicidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Orthalicoidea) in Ecuador, with notes on the distribution of the mainland species. Zootaxa 1768: 1-40.

Breure, Abraham S. H. and Coppois, Guy. (1978). Notes On the Genus Naesiotus Albers, 1850 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Bulimulidae). Netherlands Journal of Zoology 28(2): 161-192.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Naesiotus cavagnaroi A. G. Smith, 1972. Accessed at: on 2022-04-02

Seddon, M. B. (1996). Bulimulus cavagnaroi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 June 2013.

Van Mol, J. J. (1972). Au sujet d’une nouvelle et rémarquable espèce de Bulimulidae des îles Galápagos (Mollusques, Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Biologie 48(11): 1-7.


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