Bulimulus sp. 'nilsodhneri'


 
back
 
Odhner's Bulimulus
(Bulimulus sp. 'nilsodhneri')

 
syn. Naesiotus nilsodhneri

 
distribution:

Ecuador: Isla Santa Cruz (Indefatigable Island) / Galápagos Islands

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
This form occurred in the arid zone (0 to 60 above sea level) and the joining zone, the so called 'trasitional zone' (60 to 300 m above sea level) of the island of Santa Cruz.

Despite the formerly obviously greater range of distribution, no living specimens of this snail form could be found in the search camapigns of the years 2005 and 2006.

 
References:

- Christine E. Parent; Robert P. Smith: Galápagos bulimulids: status report on a devastated fauna. Tentacle 14, 2006
- Christine E. Parent; Bernard J. Crepsi: Sequential colonization and diversification of Galapágos endemic land snail genus Bulimulus (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora). Evolution 60(11), 2006, pp. 2311-2328