Chilonopsis helena   (Quoy & Gaimard)


 
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Saint Helena Awl Snail
(Chilonopsis helena)

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

 
distribution:

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.

 
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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'

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