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Partula umbilicata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA PARTULIDAE

Scientific Name: Partula umbilicata
Species Authority: Pease, 1866
Common Name(s):
English Polynesian Tree Snail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-12-15
Assessor(s): Coote, T.
Reviewer(s): Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.B.
Justification:
After the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea in the late 1980s the species of this island began to disappear as a result of predation. No live individual partulids were found in the surveys of 1994 and none have been seen during scientific expeditions to high altitude areas since then.
History:
1996 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Tahaa, 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. Partula umbilicata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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