Partula guamensis Pfeiffer, 1846

Pohnpei ground partula snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1936

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. 1846. Descriptions of twenty new species of Helicea, in the collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 13: 37-43.


Other references:

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.

Kondo, Y. 1955. A revision of the family Partulidae (Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Harvard University.

Kondo, Y. 1956. Status of terrestrial malacological research in the central Pacific and Micronesia. 8th Pacific Science Congress 3A: 1457-1460.

O'Foighil, D. 2012. Partula guamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T16289A951183. Downloaded on 26 December 2015.

Pelep, P.O. & Hadfield, M.G. 2011. The status of the endemic snails of the genus Partula (Gastropoda: Partulidae) on Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Micronesica: 253-262.

Pfeiffer, L. 1846. Philippi's Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neurer order wenig gekannten Conchylien. Bulimus, pp. pl. 4, fig. 9.

Pilsbry., H.A. 1909. Manual of Conchology. 20(308): pl. 38, figs 7-14.


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