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Mautodontha aurora Sartori, Gargominy & Fontaine

Aurora Mautodontha Snail (Mautodontha aurora)

This species was described in 2014, it is known from subfossil material that was found on top of a cliff on the island of Makatea in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The shells are less than 0,35 cm in diameter; they are depressed white to fawn in color and do not bear any markings. [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: 13.03.2021