Naesiotus sp. ‘krameri’

Kramer’s Galapagos Snail (Naesiotus sp. ‘krameri’)

This species was described in 1985, its species epithet, however, is now considered a nomen nudum, the reasons therefore are not known to me.

Kramer’s Galapagos Snail appears to have been quite common when it was discovered and described, it was found in all wetlands and in the Scalesia forests north of Cerro Puntudo on the island of Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands. [1]

The species seems to have not been found alive during the most recent field searches and might be extinct.



[1] Guy Coppois: Etude de la spéciation chez les Bulimulidae endémiques de l’archipel des Galápagos (Mollusques, Gastéropodes, Pulmonés). Thèse de Doctorat, Libre de Bruxelles 1-283. 1985


edited: 01.06.2021