Australdonta ectopia Solem

Foreign Australdonta Snail (Australdonta ectopia)

The Foreign Australdonta Snail was described in 1976; it is known only from subfossil remains that were found in 1934 on the island of Raivavae, Austral Islands.

The shells reach sizes of about 0.44 to 0.48 cm; they are highly worn and are lacking any traces of their former coloration. [1]



[1] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976
[2] Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: A Global Overview of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Molluscs. In: Jean-Yves Meyer; Elin. M. Claridge: Biodiversity of the Austral Islands, French Polynesia. Muséum national d´Histoire naturelle, Paris. 55-91. 2014


edited: 18.02.2024