Partula atilis Crampton, 1956

Polynesian tree snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1992 (Coote, 2009b)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Crampton, H. E. (1956). New species of land snails of the genus Partula from Raiatea. Am. Mus. Novit. 1761: 1-17.


Other references:

Coote, T. (2009a). Partula atilis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 27 July 2013.

Coote, T. (2009b). Partula atilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16298A5598426. Downloaded on 27 June 2021.

Coote, T. and Loeve, E. (2003). From 61 species to five: endemic tree snails of the Society Islands, French Polynesia fall prey to an ill-judged biological control programme. Oryx 37(1): 91-96. [Abstract]

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.

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

Richardson, C.L. 1990. Partulidae: catalog of species. Tryonia 19(i): 1-96.


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