Partula filosa Pfeiffer, 1851
Polynesian tree-snail (generic)
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Considered a synonym of P. diminuta by (Gerlach, 2016).
Extinct or invalid (synonym)
Last record: between 1970 and 1980's
IUCN RedList status: Extinct
Pirae Valley, Tahiti Nui, Society Islands, French Polynesia
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
Pfeiffer, L. 1853 (for 1851). Descriptions of fifty-four species of land shells from the collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 19: 252-263.
Coote, Trevor. (2007). Partulids on Tahiti: differential persistence of a minority of endemic taxa among relict populations. American Malacological Bulletin 22(1): 83-87. [Abstract]
Coote, Trevor. (2009). Partula filosa. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 27 July 2013.
Lee, Taehwan et al. (2014). Evolutionary history of a vanishing radiation: isolation-dependent persistence and diversification in Pacific Island partulid tree snails. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 202.