Placostylus bivaricosus solidus Brazier in Etheridge, 1889

Lord Howe flax snail, Lord Howe placostylus



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bulimus bivaricosus solida Brazier in Etheridge, 1889


Conservation Status




Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Brazier in: Etheridge, R. (1889). The general zoology of Lord Howe Island: containing also an account of the collections made by the Australian Museum collecting party, Aug.-Sept., 1887. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 2: 1-42, pls. 4-5.


Other references:

Etheridge, R. (1891). A much thickened variety Bulimus bivaricosus (Gaskoin) from Lord Howe Island. Records of the Australian Museum 1: 130-134, pl. 20.

Hyman, Isabel T. and Köhler, F. (2020). A Field Guide to the Land Snails of Lord Howe Island. Australian Museum.

Ponder, Winston, Colgan, Donald J., Gleeson, Dianne M. and Sherley, Greg H. (2003). Relationships of Placostylus from Lord Howe island: an investigation using the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase 1 gene. Molluscan Research 23: 159-178.

Smith, B. J. (1992). Non-marine Mollusca. In: Houston, W. W. K. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.


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