Palaopartula leucothoe Semper, 1865



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Partula leucothoe Semper, 1865


Conservation Status


Last record: 1936

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Palau (=Belau)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Semper, O. (1865). Description de trois espèces nouvelles du genre Partula. Journal de Conchyliologie 13: 417-422.


Other references:

Cowie, RH, Allison, A, Howarth, FG, Samuelson, GA, Evenhuis, NL. 1996. Impacts of the Palau Compact Road: Survey of the non-marine fauna of the Island of Babeldaob. Will Chee Planning, Honolulu.

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.

Kondo, Y. 1955. A revision of the family Partulidae (Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Harvard University.

Krauss, NLH. 1964. Investigations on biological control of Giant African (Achatina fulica) and other land snails. The Nautilus 78(1): 21-27.

Naggs, F. 1989. Gulella bicolor (Hutton) and its implications for the taxonomy of streptaxids. Journal of Conchology 33(3): 165-168, pl. 18.

O'Foighil, D. & Rundell, R.J. 2012. Partula leucothoe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T16291A953457. Downloaded on 26 December 2015.

Pilsbry, H.A. 1926. Manual of Conchology. Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.

Rundell, RJ. 2010. Diversity and conservation of the land snail fauna of the western Pacific islands of Belau (Republic of Palau, Oceania). American Malacological Bulletin 28: 81-90.

Slapcinsky, John and Kraus, Fred. (2016). Revision of Partulidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora) of Palau, with description of a new genus for an unusual ground-dwelling species. ZooKeys 614: 27-49.


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