Partula filosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Partula filosa
Species Authority: Pfeiffer, 1851
Common Name(s):
English Polynesian Tree Snail
Taxonomic Notes: This species was proposed as Partula affinis filosa (Kondo and Burch 1983) but by then it was probably already extinct and it has remained as Partula filosa in the literature.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-10-20
Assessor(s): Coote, T.
Reviewer(s): Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.B.
After the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea to Tahiti in 1977, native partulid populations and species began to disappear rapidly as a result of predation. No live individuals were found in the range valley of this species (Pirae) during searches in the 1980s and 1990s and during the intensive surveys on the main island of Tahiti Nui 2003–2005.
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Tahiti, Society Islands. Distribution restricted to Pirae Valley.
Regionally extinct:
French Polynesia (Society Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: The species is now extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The extinction of this species is attributed to predation from the introduced carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea.

Citation: Coote, T. 2009. Partula filosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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