Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis

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Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Camaenidae
Genus: Gnarosophia
Species: G. bellendenkerensis
Binomial name
Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis
(Brazier, 1875)[1]
  • Helix beddomae Brazier, 1878[2]
  • Helix bellendenkerensis Brazier, 1875
  • Thersites castanea Odhner, 1917[3]
  • Gnarosophia humoricola Iredale, 1937[4]
  • Thersites pterinus Clench & Archer, 1938[5]

Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Camaenidae.


This species lives in rainforests in North Queensland, Australia.[7]

The type locality is Bellenden Ker Mountains, Queensland.[1][8]


The height of the shell is 33.08 mm. The width of the shell is 40.19 mm.[7]


These snails live in leaf litter or under logs in the mesothermal rainforest.[7]


  1. ^ a b Brazier, J. (1 June 1875). "Descriptions of ten new species of shells from the collection of Mr C. Coxen, of Brisbane, Queensland". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1875: 31–34.
  2. ^ Brazier, J. (1878). "Descriptions of seven new species of terrestrial and marine shells from Australia". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 3: 77–81. 
  3. ^ Odhner, N. H. (19 September 1917). "Results of Dr E. Mjöbergs Swedish scientific expeditions to Australia. 1910–1913". Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 52(16): 1–115. pls. 1–3.
  4. ^ Iredale, T. (12 November 1937). "A basic list of the land Mollusca of Australia. Pt II". Australian Zoologist 9: 1–39.
  5. ^ Clench, W.J.; Archer, A. F. (1938). "Some new Australian Thersites". Journal of Conchology. 21: 20–24. 
  6. ^ accessed 22 October 2009
  7. ^ a b c Hugall A., Moritz C., Moussalli A. & Stanisic J. (2002) "Reconciling paleodistribution models and comparative phylogeography in the Wet Tropics rainforest land snail Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis (Brazier 1875)" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 99(9): 6112-7. ISSN 0027-8424 doi:10.1073/pnas.092538699
  8. ^ Species Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis (Brazier, 1875). Australian Faunal Directory, accessed 16 December 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Stanisic, J. (2000). "Taxonomy of the Australian rainforest snail, Helix bellendenkerensis Brazier, 1875 (Mollusca: Eupulmonata: Camaenidae)". Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 46 (1): 337–348. 

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