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Tyrrheniberus villicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA HELICIDAE

Scientific Name: Tyrrheniberus villicus
Species Authority: (Paulucci, 1882)
Taxonomic Notes: According to Fiorentino et al. (2010), T. sardonius is a younger synonym of T. villicus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-03-18
Assessor(s): Falkner, G., Falkner, M. & von Proschwitz, T.
Reviewer(s): Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
Justification:
This species is recorded from four locations representing four sites. Tyrrheniberus villicus is another taxonomically well defined palaeoendemic species which is characteristic for the fauna of Sardinia. It occurs only in a small part of the central eastern inland mountains where it lives in isolated populations. The four known sites have provisionally been defined as locations. Road construction, tourism development and recreational activities are potential threats. This species is hence assessed as Vulnerable (VU) D2.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Sardinia (Italy). It occurs only in the calcareous central eastern inland mountains between Oliena, Orosolo, and the valley of the river Flumineddu which comprise the large massif of Sopramonte d'Oliena. A new disjunct occurrance near Orosei has recently been published by Fiorentino et al. (2010). This species is recorded from four locations representing four sites.
Countries:
Native:
Italy (Sardegna)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population size or trend of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is a typical rock-dweller on limestone rocks in Mediterranean vegetation types.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is the road construction, which causes damage and fragmentation to the habitats. Tourist infrastructures and recreational activities like rock climbing add to the threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no conservation action in place for this species.

Citation: Falkner, G., Falkner, M. & von Proschwitz, T. 2013. Tyrrheniberus villicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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