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Chilonopsis subtruncatus (Smith)

Truncated Saint Helena Awl Snail (Chilonopsis subtruncatus)  

This species was already extinct for several centuries when it was described for science in the year 1892.  

The shells reached a size of about 3 cm in diameter.  


Depiction from ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second Series: Pulmonata Vol. 17, African Achatinidae 1904-1905’  

(public domain)


edited: 21.03.2018