Nesopupa turtoni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nesopupa turtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Pupilloidea
Family: Vertiginidae
Subfamily: Nesopupinae
Genus: Nesopupa
Species: N. turtoni
Binomial name
Nesopupa turtoni
Smith, 1892

Nesopupa turtoni is a species of very small, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Vertiginidae, the whorl snails. This species is Endemic to Saint Helena island; it was thought to be extinct[1] until its rediscovery in 2003.[2]

The shell of this species is up to 2.5 mm long and 1.2 mm wide, with a short, stout, sub-cylindrical shell and a squarish aperture.

References[edit]