Australdonta rimatarana Solem

Rimatara Australdonta Snail (Australdonta rimatarana)

The Rimatara Australdonta Snail was described in 1976; it is known from about 12 specimens that were collected near Anapoto, a village in western Rurutu on the Austral Islands.

The shells reach sizes of 0.29 to 0.32 cm; they are light yellow horn-colored with rather broad, irregular, reddish flammulations that fade out on the shell’s base.

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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

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edited: 18.02.2024