Partula cytherea Cooke & Crampton, 1930

Tahiti tree-snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1977?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Papenoo Valley, Tahiti, Society Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cooke, C.M. Jr. & Crampton, H.E. 1930. New species of Partula. Occ. Pap. B.P. Bishop Mus. 9(11): 3-9.


Other references:

Coote, T. (2007). Partulids on Tahiti: differential persistence of a minority of endemic taxa among relict populations. American Malacological Bulletin 22(1): 83-87. [Abstract]

Coote, T. (2009). Partula cytherea. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 29 August 2012.

Coote, T. 2009. Partula cytherea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16337A5603771. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

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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