Partula labrusca

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Partula labrusca
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. labrusca
Binomial name
Partula labrusca
Crampton & Cooke, 1953[2]

Partula labrusca, was a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the Partulidae family. This species was endemic in Raiatea, the Society Islands of French Polynesia.

Extinction[edit]

After the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea in the late 1980s, native partulid species began disappearing rapidly. By 1992 there were few left. No live individuals were found during surveys in 1994 and 2000, or during subsequent scientific expeditions to high altitudes. The last individual died in the captive breeding programme in 2002.

In 1996, this species was assessed as "Extinct in the wild" as individuals still existed in a captive breeding programme, but not in the wild.[3] In 2007, its Red List status was revised to Extinct, although it was actually recorded as going extinct in 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coote T. (2007) Partula labrusca. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 13 November 2009.
  2. ^ Crampton, Henry Edward; Cooke Jr., Charles Montague (3 July 1953). "New Species of Partula from Southeastern Polynesia" (PDF). Occasional Papers of Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Honolulu, Hawaii: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 21 (8): 135–160. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group (1996) Partula labrusca. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.