Campolaemus perexilis Smith

Smith Saint Helena Whorl Snail (Campolaemus perexilis)  

This tiny creature, like so many other of Saint Helena’s endemic snails, fell victim to the nearly complete destruction of the native vegetation by clearings of the island’s forests for timber and fire wood, as well as by feral animals, above all by goats.  



[1] Edgar A. Smith: On the Land-Shells of St. Helena. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 258-270. 1892
[2] Barna Páll-Gergely: Campolaemus Pilsbry, 1892 is not a hypselostomatid, but a streptaxid (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata). Ruthenica 30(1): 69-73. 2020


Depiction from: ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 25, Pupillidae (Gastrocoptinae, Vertigininae), 1918-1920′  

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edited: 23.05.2015