Partula taeniata Mörch (=Mørch), 1850



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Partula taeniata taeniata Mörch (=Mørch), 1850; Partula taeniata elongata Pease, 1866; Partula elongata Pease, 1866; Partula nucleola Garrett, 1884; Partula taeniata nucleola Garrett, 1884; Partula simulans Pease, 1866; Partula taeniata simulans Pease, 1866


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2016 (Gerlach, 2016)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mörch, O. A. L. (1850). Catalogus conchyliorum quae reliquit C.P. Kierulf. Trieri, Hafniae.


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.

Coote, T. (2005). Surveys on Moorea, March – June 2005. The search for populations of endemic partulids. Unpublished report.

Coote, T. 2009. Partula taeniata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16282A5596415. Downloaded on 01 October 2016.

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.

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

Mollusc Specialist Group. (1996d). Partula taeniata ssp. taeniata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T64445A12781913. Downloaded on 01 October 2016.

Murray, J,, Murray, E, Johnson, M.S. and Clarke, B.C. 1988. The Extinction of Partula on Moorea. Pacific Science 42(3-4): 150-153.


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