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Bulimulus sp. nov. 'nilsodhneri'

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA ORTHALICIDAE

Scientific Name: Bulimulus sp. nov. 'nilsodhneri'
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Naesiotus nilsodhneri. Ref: Coppois, 1985.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Parent, C.
Reviewer(s): Coppois, G. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
Endemic to Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos Islands. This species was not found alive over the past three years of collecting on Santa Cruz Island. It may already be extinct, however, further surveys are required to confirm this. Suitable habitat available is likely to be less than 100 km². The main threats to the species are habitat destruction and alteration by human activities and introduced species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Galápagos Island of Santa Cruz (986 km²).
Countries:
Possibly extinct:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

Population: It was not found alive over the past three years of collecting on Santa Cruz Island and may already be extinct.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Arid and transition zones.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and alteration by human activities and introduced species. The invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, occurs on the island (Roque and Causton 1999).

Citation: Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus sp. nov. 'nilsodhneri'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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