Partula dentifera callifera L. Pfeiffer, 1857

Polynesian tree-snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Partula callifera L. Pfeiffer, 1857


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Raiatea, Society Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

One of the following:

Pfeiffer, L. 1857a. Zur Fauna der Admiralitats-Inseln. Malakozool. Blatt. 3: 237-248

Pfeiffer, L. 1857b (for 1856). Descriptions of fifty-eight new species of Helicea from the collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 24: 324-336

Pfeiffer, L. 1857c (for 1856). Descriptions of eighteen new species of land-shells collected on the Admiralty Islands, from the collection of Mr. H. Cuming. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 24: 381-385

Pfeiffer, L. 1857d (for 1856). Descriptions of thirty-three new species of landshells from the collection of H. Cuming, Esq.Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 24: 385-392

Pfeiffer, L. 1857e. Descriptions of Thirty-one New Species of Land-shells, from Mr. Cuming's Collection. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 25: 107-113

Pfeiffer, L. 1857f. Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. J.H. Casselis. 2nd ed 1(13)


Other references:

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

Coote, T. 2009b. Partula callifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16335A5603486. Accessed on 19 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. [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.


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