Australdonta pharcata Solem

Taahuaia Australodonta Snail (Australdonta pharcata)

This species was described in 1976; it is known only from the type locality, which today is the village of Taahuaia on the island of Tubuai, Austral Islands.

The shells reach sizes of about 0.46 cm; the original color isn’t known, however, they still show traces of irregularly spaced, narrow to broad, reddish flammulations above the periphery.

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References:

[1] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976
[2] Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: A Global Overview of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Molluscs. In: Jean-Yves Meyer; Elin. M. Claridge: Biodiversity of the Austral Islands, French Polynesia. Muséum national d´Histoire naturelle, Paris. 55-91. 2014

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edited: 18.02.2024