Plekocheilus pulicarius (Reeve, 1848)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bulimus pulicarius Reeve, 1848; Bulimus mabillei Crosse, 1867; Plectostylus virgatus Pilsbry, 1935 


Conservation Status

Missing (Régnier et al., 2009; Cowie et al., 2017)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Reeve, L. A. (1848). Monograph of the genus Bulimus. In: Conchologia Iconica, or, illustrations of the shells of molluscous animals. vol. 5, pls. 1–89 and unpaginated text. L. Reeve & Co., London.

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.

Crosse, H. (1867). Description d'espèces nouvelles. Journal de Conchyliologie 15(2): 195-203.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Plekocheilus pulicarius (Reeve, 1848). Accessed at: on 2022-03-29

Pilsbry, H. A. (1935). South American land and freshwater mollusks. 9. Colombian species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 87: 83-88.

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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