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Mautodontha harperae Sartori, Gargominy & Fontaine

Harper’s Mautodontha Snail (Mautodontha harperae)

This species was described in 2014 based on subfossil shells that had been obtained from deposits inside the Moumu Cave on the island of Makatea in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The shells are less than 0,4 cm in diameter; they are depressed, white and don’t bear any flammulations.



[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  


edited: 13.03.2021