Leptachatina anceyana Cooke

Ancey’s Leptachatina Snail (Leptachatina anceyana)

This species was endemic to the island of Hawai’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The shells reach heights of about 0.5 cm; since they are only known based on subfossil remains, the original color is not known.

A small species unlike anything from Hawaii. … The surface is minutely and very closely striate with lines of growth. This species is rather abundant in the fossil deposits explored by Dr. Henshaw in Mana.

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Depiction from: ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Vol 21: Achatinellidae (Amastrinae). 1911’   

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References:   

[1] George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Vol 21: Achatinellidae (Amastrinae). 1911

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edited: 14.01.2024