Vitrinula chichijimana (Pilsbry & Hirase, 1905)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Otesia chichijimana (Pilsbry & Hirase, 1905)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Chichijima, Ogasawara Islands, Japan


Biology & Ecology




CIBML20070018 (Chiba et al. 2008:140)






Original scientific description:

Pilsbry, H. A. and Hirase, Y. (1905). New land mollusks of the Japanese Empire. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 57: 705-719.

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.

Chiba, Satoshi, Sasaki, Tetsuro, Suzuki, Hajime and Horikoshi, Kazuo. (2008). Subfossil Land Snail Fauna (Mollusca) of Central Chichijima, Ogasawara Islands, with Description of a New Species. Pacific Science 62(1): 137-145.

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.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). (1994). 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Minato, H. (1988). A systematic and bibliographic list of the Japanese land snails. H. Minato, Shirahama, 294 pp., 7 pls.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Vitrinula chichijimana (Pilsbry & Y. Hirase, 1905). Accessed at: on 2022-03-07

Mollusc Specialist Group. (1996a). Vitrinula chichijimana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 20 April 2014.

Mollusc Specialist Group. 1996b. Vitrinula chichijimana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T23034A9408060. Accessed on 19 June 2022.

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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