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Tropidophora desmazuresi (Crosse)

Desmazures’ Tropidophora Snail (Tropidophora desmazuresi)  

Desmazures’ Tropidophora Snail was described in 1873; it was apparently restricted to the forested slopes of Mt. Limon, the highest peak of Rodrigues.

This species was also for some time considered to be a variety of the Beautiful Tropidophora Snail (Tropidophora pulchra (Gray)), which, however, is endemic to the Seychelles. [1]

The species is now considered extinct.



[1] Louis Germain: Faune malacologique terrestre et fluviatile des Iles Mascareignes. Paris 1921


edited: 29.04.2021