Mathewsoconcha belli Preston

Bell‘s Mathewsoconcha Snail (Mathewsoconcha belli)  

Bell’s Matthewsoconcha Snail was described in 1913.  

The shells reached a size of about 0,9 cm in diameter, they were dark reddish brown and bore a yellowish peripheral band.  

The species inhabited the 320 m high Mt. Pitt and disappeared due to predation by introduced rats.  

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References:  

[1] H. B. Preston: Characters of new Genera and Species of Terrestrial Mollusca from Norfolk Island. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8th ser. Vol. 12: 522-538. 1913 
[2] Tom Iredale: The Land Mollusca of Norfolk Island. The Australian Zoologist 11: 46-71. 1945-1951  

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Depiction from: ‘Tom Iredale: The Land Mollusca of Norfolk Island. The Australian Zoologist 11: 46-71. 1945-1951’

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edited: 23.03.2018