Mautodontha passosi Sartori, Gargominy & Fontaine

Passos’ Mautodontha Snail (Mautodontha passosi)

This species was described in 2014, it is known from subfossil material that was found in rocky substrate at a cliff north of Moumu village on the eastern shore of the island of Makatea in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The shells are less than 0,4 cm in diameter; they are subdepressed and white in color, they do not bear any markings. [1]



[1] André F. Sartori; Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: Radiation and decline of endodontid land snails in Makatea, French Polynesia. Zootaxa 3771(1): 1-68. 2014  


edited: 13.03.2021