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Samoana jackieburchi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA PARTULIDAE

Scientific Name: Samoana jackieburchi
Species Authority: Kondo, 1980
Common Name/s:
English Polynesian Tree Snail
Synonym/s:
Partula jackieburchi Kondo, 1980
Taxonomic Notes: Disputed taxonomy (reclassified as Partula jackieburchi and then Partula otaheitana rubescens by Johnson, Murray and Clarke (1986))

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-10-21
Assessor/s: Coote, T.
Reviewer/s: Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.B.
Justification:
After the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea to Tahiti in 1977 populations and species began to disappear rapidly as a result of predation. No live individuals were found in searches in the 1980s and 1990s and during the intensive surveys on the main island of Tahiti Nui 2003-2005. The taxonomy has changed several times and remains unclarified.
History:
1996 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Tahiti, Society Islands.
Countries:
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 by the introduced carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea.
Citation: Coote, T. 2009. Samoana jackieburchi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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