Partula aurantia
Partula tree snails and the Euglandina threat
Partula snails Partula conservation Euglandina

The golden Partula

Partula aurantia

The golden Partula was a close relative of the seamed Partula, P. suturalis, and the two species hybridised extensively on Moorea island. This was the second Partula to become extinct as a result of predation by the carnivorous Euglandian. The last captive animal died in the 1990s.

Other research on Partula

  • Taxonomy - how many species are there and how are they related
  • Status
  • Compiled by Justin Gerlach: contact

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