Achatinella buddii   (Newcomb)


 
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Budd's Oahu Tree-Snail
(Achatinella buddii)

 
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distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

 
local name:

K
ahuli (Hawaiian)
Pupu kani oe (Hawaiian)
Pupu kuahiwi (Hawaiian)

 
size: ca. 2 cm (shell height)

extinction date: last seen ca. 1900

 
Budd's Oahu Tree-Snail was once distributed in the Palolo Valley on the island of O'ahu.

This species must have gone extinct already by 1900, an exact date, however, is not known. 

 
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Budd's Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella buddii)


Photo from: 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22, 1912-1914'

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