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Hemicycla maugeana (Shuttleworth)

Valverde Land Snail (Hemicycla maugeana)

The quite variable Valverde Land Snail, described in 1852, was endemic to the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands, where it apparently was restricted exclusively to the lowland regions in the southern part of the island.

The species was not found during recent searches (around 2010) and may be extinct. 


Depiction from: ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second Series: Pulmonata Vol. 4, Helicidae Vol. 2. 1888’  

(public domain)


edited: 04.12.2018