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Mautodontha virginiae Sartori, Gargominy & Fontaine

Virginie’s Mautodontha Snail (Mautodontha virginae)

Virginie’s Mautodontha Snail was described in 2014; it is a now extinct species that was endemic to the island of Makatea in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The shells of this species are less than 0,4 cm in diameter; they are depressed, white to fawn in color and bear irregularly spaced, amber-colored flammulations which persist on the shell base or are fading out in the vicinity of the umbilical margin.

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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