Samoana abbreviata Mousson, 1869

Short Samoan tree-snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Samoana abbreviata Pease, 1864


Conservation Status

Last record: 1940

Rediscovered in 1998

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



American Samoa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mousson, A. (1869). Faune malacologique terrestre et fluviatile des îles Samoa, publiée d'après les envois de M. le Dr E. Graeffe. Journ. Conchyl. 17(4): 338.


Other references:

Cowie, R. (2012). Samoana abbreviata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 25 August 2013.

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

Lee, Taehwan et al. (2014). Evolutionary history of a vanishing radiation: isolation-dependent persistence and diversification in Pacific Island partulid tree snails.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 202.


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