Partula taeniata

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Partula taeniata
Partula taeniata.jpg
Partula taeniata from Moorea
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Partuloidea
Family: Partulidae
Genus: Partula
Species: P. taeniata
Binomial name
Partula taeniata
Mörch, 1850

Partula taeniata, common name the Moorean viviparous tree snail, is a species of gastropod in the Partulidae family. It is endemic to French Polynesia.[1]

This species was considered to be extinct in the wild, but intensive field surveys have recently detected surviving wild populations.[2]

Conservation status[edit]

The species is listed as Critically Endangered in the 2013 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.[1]

Previously it was incorrectly listed as extinct in the 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species[3] and as Extinct in the wild in the 2009 IUCN Red List,[4] although two subspecies survive in captivity and one still exists in the wild. This error may be the result of changing taxonomy (the subspecies were previously considered to be separate species).

Partula taeniata simulans from Mount Tohivea on Moorea.

Subspecies[edit]

Listing of subspecies in the 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (not up to date):

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Coote, T. (2009). "Partula taeniata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Lee T., Burch J. B., Coote T., Pearce-Kelly P., Hickman C., Meyer J.-Y. & Foighil D. O. (18 August) 2009. Moorean tree snail survival revisited: a multi-island genealogical perspective. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:204. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-204
  3. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group 1996. Partula taeniata. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2007.
  4. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group 1996. Partula taeniata. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2009.
  5. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group 1996. Partula taeniata ssp. taeniata 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2007.
  6. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group 1996. Partula taeniata ssp. elongata. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2007.
  7. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group 1996. Partula taeniata ssp. nucleola. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2007.
  8. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group 1996. Partula taeniata ssp. simulans. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2007.

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