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Ariophanta thyreus (Benson)

Thyreus Snail (Ariophanta thyreus)

The Thyreus Snail was described in 1852; it was known from several places in the Nilgiri Mountains in southern India.

The shells on average reach sizes of about 3,5 cm in diameter; they are of a horny brown color and often have a narrow dark rufous band below the subangulate periphery.

The species is now considered possibly extinct. [1]

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References:

[1] Robert H. Cowie; Claire Régnier; Benoît Fontaine; Philippe Bouchet. Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41. 2017

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edited: 22.04.2022