Chilonopsis helena   (Quoy & Gaimard)

Saint Helena Awl Snail
(Chilonopsis helena)

syn. Bulimulus fossilis (Sowerby), Bulimulus helena (Quoy & Gaimard), Bulimulus sealeianus (Forbes)


British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: Saint Helena

local name: -

size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

The Saint Helena Awl Snail, like most other members of its genus, must have been already extinct when it was scientifically described.


Saint Helena Awl Snail (Chilonopsis helena)

Depiction from 'Edgar A. Smith: On the Land-Shells of St. Helena. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1892, 258-270'