Achatinella vittata (Reeve)
|Banded Oahu Tree-Snail
|syn. Achatinella apexfulva vittata (Reeve)|
Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu
Pupu kani oe (Hawaiian)
Pupu kuahiwi (Hawaiian)
|size: ca. 2 cm
extinction date: last seen 1953
|The Banded Oahu Tree-Snail,
which sometimes is regarded a subspecies of the Dusky-Apex Oahu Tree-Snail
(Achatinella apexfulva (Dixon)), was last found in the year 1953,
and is now considered extinct.
The species inhabited a tiny area in the southeast of the Ko'olau Mountains.
Banded Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella vittata)
Photo from: 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22, 1912-1914'