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Kleokyphus callimus Solem

Small Makatea Kleokyphus Snail (Kleokyphus callimus 

This species was described in 1976 based on four specimens that were collected in 1955 somewhere on the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago.  

The shells are less than 0,5 cm in diameter, they are white with regularly spaced amber-colored markings. [1]  

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The Small Makatea Kleokyphus Snail is known from ten specimens altogether, it is the type species of its genus. [1]  

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References:  

[1] André F. Sartori; Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: Radiation and decline of endodontid land snails in Makatea, French Polynesia. Zootaxa 3771(1): 1-68. 2014  

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edited: 03.10.2017