Naesiotus sp. ‘nilsodhneri’

Nils Odhner’s Galapagos Snail (Naesiotus sp. ‘nilsodhneri’)

Nils Odhner’s Galapagos Snail was described in 1985, its species epithet, however, is now considered a nomen nudum. 

The species was restricted to the arid zones in the south-east of Isla Santa Cruz in the Galápagos archipelago; it was not found alive during the last recent field surveys and is now feared to be extinct. 



[1] Guy Coppois: Etude de la spéciation chez les Bulimulidae endémiques de l’archipel des Galápagos (Mollusques, Gastéropodes, Pulmonés). Thèse de Doctorat, Libre de Bruxelles 1-283. 1985


edited: 01.06.2021