Tornatellinops jauffreti (Madge)

Jauffret’s Elasmias Snail (Tornatellinops jauffreti)  

This very enigmatic species was apparently described in 1946, it is said to have been endemic either to the island of Mauritius or Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands.  

The species is either placed in the genus Elasmias or Tornatellinops and the species name is variably given as jauffreti or jaurffreti. [1]  


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[1] C. Montague Cooke Jr.; Yoshio Kondo: Revision of Tornatellinidae and Achatinellidae (Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Bishop Museum Bulletins 221: 1-303. 1960  


edited: 23.04.2019