Australdonta magnasulcatissima Zimmermann, Gargominy & Fontaine

Many-furrowed Australdonta Snail (Australdonta magnasulcatissima)

The Many-furrowed Australdonta Snail was described in 2009 on the basis of subfossil specimens; it is only known from Mato Toerau on the island of Rurutu, Austral Islands, where it was found together with the remains of at least one additional congeneric species.

The shells reach sizes of about 0.5 cm; they are rather worn and creamy white with tawny flammulations visible mainly on the shell’s upper part. [1]

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Photo: O. Gargominy
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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