Partula auriculata Broderip, 1832

Ear-shaped tree-snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1992

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Broderip, W.J. 1832. New species of shells collected by Mr. Cuming on the western coast of South America and in the islands of the South Pacific Ocean. Proc. Comm. Sci. Corr. Zool. Soc. Lond. 2: 124-126.


Other references:

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

Coote, T. (2009b). Partula auriculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16300A5598627. Accessed on 12 June 2022.

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.

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.


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