Oreohelix florida Pilsbry, 1939

Florida mountain snail, Florida mountainsnail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oreohelix metcalfei florida Pilsbry, 1939; "Oreohelix strigosa var." Pilsbry, 1915


Conservation Status




Florida Mountains, Luna County, New Mexico, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pilsbry, H. A. (1939). Land mollusca of North America (north of Mexico). Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 3(1): 418-419, 514-515.


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.

Lang, B. K. (2000). Status and distribution of terrestrial snails of southern New Mexico. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Completion Report (E-36) submitted to the Division of Federal Aid, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Metcalf, A. L. (1974). Peripheral species of the Oreohelix Cockerell complex (Pulmonata: Oreohelicidae). The Nautilus 88: 94-100.

Metcalf, A. L. and R. A. Smartt. (1997). Land snails of New Mexico: a systematic review. Pp.1-69, In Land Snails  of New Mexico. (A. L. Metcalf and R. A. Smartt, Eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 10.

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. (1988). Handbook of species endangered in New Mexico. Account B-116.

Pilsbry, H. A. (1915). Mollusca of the southwestern states, IV: the Hacheta Grande, Florida, and Peloncillo Mountains, New Mexico. Proceeding of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67: 323-350.

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.


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