Chilonopsis turtoni   (Smith)


 
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Turton's Saint Helena Awl Snail
(Chilonopsis turtoni)

 
syn. Bulimulus turtoni (Smith)

 
distribution:

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

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 1,7 cm (shell)

extinction date: (?)

 
The Natural History Museum in London received in the year 1860 two shells of this species from the Museum of Economic Geology (also in London), which were then scientifically described in the year 1892.

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In the 19th century this species must still have occurred in the higher parts of Saint Helena, were it could be found among the native vegetation.

 
left:

Turton's Saint Helena Awl Snail (Chilonopsis turtoni)


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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left:

Turton's Saint Helena Awl Snail (Chilonopsis turtoni)


Depiction from 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 17, 1904-1905'

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References:

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