Sinployea decorticata

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Sinployea decorticata
Sinployea decorticata shell.jpg
Drawing of the shell of Sinployea decorticata.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Punctoidea
Family: Charopidae
Subfamily: Charopinae
Genus: Sinployea
Species: S. decorticata
Binomial name
Sinployea decorticata
(Garrett, 1872)[2]
  • Pitys decorticata Garrett, 1872

Sinployea decorticata a species of small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Charopidae. This species was endemic to the Cook Islands; it is now extinct.

Shell description[edit]

Sinployea decorticata was originally discovered and described under the name Pitys decorticata by American naturalist Andrew Garrett in 1872.[2]

Garrett's original text (the type description) reads as follows:

The width of the shell is 4 mm. The height of the shell is 2 mm.[2]

Type specimen are stored in the collection of Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.[2]


Type locality is Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands.[2]


Andrew Garrett commented on the habitat of this land snail, saying it was, "a common species found on the ground in a mountain ravine".[2]


This article incorporates public domain text from reference.[2]

  1. ^ Seddon M. B. & Solem A. (1996) Sinployea decorticata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Garrett A. J. (1872) "Descriptions of new species of land and freshwater shells". American Journal of Conchology 7(4): 219-230. Pitys decorticata is on the page 228, plate 19, figure 19.

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