Australdonta sulcata Zimmermann, Gargominy & Fontaine

Sulcate Australdonta Snail (Australdonta sulcata)

The Sulcate Australdonta Snail was described in 2009; it is known only from subfossil specimens that were recovered from a locality at the base of a Makatea cliff near the eastern coast of Rurutu, Austral Islands.

The shells reach sizes of about 0.36 cm; they are very worn, creamy white and are decorated with faded orange flammulations.

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References:

[1] Gabrielle Zimmermann; Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: Quatre espèces nouvelles d’Endodontidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) éteints de Rurutu (Îles Australes, Polynésie française). Zoosystema 31(4):791-805. 2009

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edited: 18.02.2024