Partula simulans Pease, 1866



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Partula taeniata simulans Pease, 1866


Considered a synonym of P. taeniata by (Gerlach, 2016).


Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pease, W. H. (1866). Descriptions of new species of Partula, inhabiting the Tahitian Archipelago. Am. Journ. Conch. 2(3): 193-203.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Barkham, Patrick. (28 April, 2023). Polynesian snails release is biggest ever of ‘extinct in the wild’ species. The Guardian (online), available at: [Accessed 8 May 2023]

Gerlach, Justin. (2016). Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island tree-snails, family Partulidae. Cambridge, U.K.: Phelsuma Press. [Description of new species] [List of synonyms]

Gouveia, Ana Rita Peres Cardoso. (2011). Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Population Dynamics of Captive Partula Snails. Thesis, Imperial College London. 123 pp.

Mollusc Specialist Group. 1996. Partula taeniata ssp. simulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T16347A5609029. Downloaded on 01 October 2016.


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