Partula suturalis suturalis Pfeiffer, 1855

Sutural partula



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. 1855a. Descriptions of Forty-seven New Species of Helicea, from the Collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 23: 91-101.


Pfeiffer, L. in Küster, H.C. & L. Pfeiffer. 1855b. Die Gattungen Bulimus, Partula, Achatinella, Achatina und Azeca: in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Volume 1, Part 13 of Sytematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. Verlag von Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz).


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.

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.

Dalrymple, S. E., Abeli, T., Ewen, J. G., Gilbert, T. C., Hogg, C. J., Lloyd, N. A., Moehrenschlager, A., Rodríguez, J. P. and Smith, D. (2023). Addressing Threats and Ecosystem Intactness to Enable Action for Extinct in the Wild Species. Diversity 15: 268.

Mollusc Specialist Group. (1996). Partula suturalis ssp. suturalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T64444A12781881. Downloaded on 14 November 2015.

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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