Partula dolorosa

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Partula dolorosa
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. dolorosa
Binomial name
Partula dolorosa
Crampton & Cooke, 1953

Partula dolorosa was a species of air-breathing tropical land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Partulidae. This species was endemic to a highland on Raiatea, French Polynesia. It is now extinct.[1]


After the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea, partulid species began disappearing quickly which native in Raiatea. A few snails were found in 1992 and they had survived in captivity, like Partula labrusca which from same habitat. Sadly these snails are not successful in captivity and the species is now extinct.[2]