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Gyrotoma pagoda (Lea)

Pagoda Slitsnail (Gyrotoma pagoda)

The Pagoda Slitsnail was described in 1845, it was endemic to the middle flow of the Coosa River in Alabama, USA.

The species died out, together with its five congeneric siblings, following the impondment of the river at the beginning of the 20th century.


Depiction from: ‘Calvin Goodrich: The genus Gyrotoma. University of Michigan 1924’

(public domain)


edited: 07.05.2019