Achatinella vittata   (Reeve)


 
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Banded Oahu Tree-Snail
(Achatinella vittata)

 
syn. Achatinella apexfulva vittata (Reeve)

 
distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

 
local name:

Kahuli (Hawaiian)
Pupu kani oe (Hawaiian)
Pupu kuahiwi (Hawaiian)

 
size: ca. 2 cm (shell height)

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.

 
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Banded Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella vittata)


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

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