Mandarina luhuana


 
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Mandarina luhuana
(Mandarina luhuana)

 
syn. Helix luhuana, Nanina ruschenbergeri

 
distribution:

Japan: Minamijima / Ogasawara Islands

 
local name:

Hirobaso-katamaimai (Japanese)

 
size: ca. 4,3 cm (shell diameter)

extinction date: ca. 500 A.D. (?)

 
References:

- Tadashige Habe: "Fossil Land Snails from Minami-jima, Bonin Islands. Science Reports of the Tohoku University, 6: 5153. 1973
- Isao Sarashinaa; Yoshiki Kunitomoa; Minoru Iijimaa; Satoshi Chibab; Kazuyoshi Endoa: Preservation of the shell matrix protein dermatopontin in 1500 year old land snail fossils from the Bonin Islands. Organic Geochemistry, 39, (2008), 1742-1746