Pachnodus curiosus Gerlach

Curieuse Landsnail (Pachnodus curiosus)

The Curieuse Landsnail was described in 2003; it is known only from scarce subfossil material, mainly shell fragments, that were found on the island of Curieuse in the Seychelles.

The species must have gone extinct already in the early 1800s due to forest clearings and extensive forest fires.



[1] J. Gerlach: New terrestrial Gastropoda (Mollusca) from Seychelles. Phelsuma 11: 39-51. 2003
[2] Justin Gerlach: Red Listing reveals the true state of biodiversity: a comprehensive assessment of Seychelles biodiversity. Phesluma 20: 9-22. 2012


edited: 29.01.2024