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Mautodontha consobrina (Garrett)

Huahine Mautodontha Snail (Mautodontha consobrina)

The Huahine Mautodontha Snail was described in 1884; it was restricted to the island of Huahine, Society Islands.

The shells reach an average size of 0,38 cm in diameter, the largest are up to 0,43 cm in diameter; they are light yellowish horn-colored with broad, frequently spaced zigzag-shaped, reddish flammulations. [2] 

Andrew J. Garrett, the species’ author writes in the year 1884.: 

Rare and peculiar to one valley.” [1]

This statement is all, that is known about this now extinct species, of which obviously only seven museum specimens are in existence. 



[1] Andrew J. Garrett: The terrestrial Mollusca inhabiting the Society Islands”. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 2nd series 9: 17-114. 1884 
[2] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976 


Depiction from: ‘G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry; u.a.: Manual of Conchology. Second Series: Pulmonata Vol. 3, Helicidae Vol. 1. 1887’ 

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edited: 13.03.2021