Helicella nubigena 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Hygromiidae

Scientific Name: Helicella nubigena (De Saulcy, 1852)
Common Name(s):
French Hélicelle des Pyrénées
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of this species has been discussed for a long time (end of the nineteenth century until a few years ago), and some authors have considered it a junior synonym of Helicella itala (Linnaeus 1758) or Xerosecta cespitum. Falkner et al. (2002) consider that it is a valid taxon and different from H. itala.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-12-18
Assessor(s): Martínez-Ortí, A.
Reviewer(s): Neubert, E. & Nichols, C.
Due to the confusion of the taxonomical status of this species with Helicella itala this species is currently assessed as Data Deficient (DD). New studies, principally molecular, are needed to confirm its taxonomical status. After this, research to ascertain its true geographical distribution and threats to this species are necessary to decided the conservation status of this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the French Pyrenees (Hautes Pyrenees and Ariege in: Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle [Ed]. 2003-2010), Andorra (Bertrand 2000) and Spain, in areas currently unconfirmed. New sampling efforts are necessary to know its full distribution in in these countries.
Countries occurrence:
Andorra; France (France (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population:The population trends of this species are currently unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The habitat of this species is currently unknown.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are currently unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Due to the confusion concerning the taxonomic status no conservation measures are needed, however taxonomic research is highly recommended to verify or falsify the validity of this taxon.

Citation: Martínez-Ortí, A. 2011. Helicella nubigena. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156615A4973118. . Downloaded on 23 January 2018.
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