Partula dolorosa Crampton & Cooke

Temehani Tree-Snail (Partula dolorosa)  

This species was described in 1953.  

The Temehani Tree-Snail was endemic to the island of Ra’iatea, Society Islands, where it was apparently restricted to the Temehani Plateau.  

The species was arboreal and was usually found sitting on the leaves of native screw pines (Pandanus spp.). [1]  


The Temehani Tree-Snail appears to have been found in 1992 for the last time, and is extinct since.  



[1] Justin Gerlach: Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island Tree-Snails of the Family Partulidae. Phelsuma Press 2016  


edited: 21.10.2017