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Quatre espèces nouvelles d'Endodontidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) éteints de Rurutu (Îles Australes, Polynésie française)

Gabrielle ZIMMERMANN, Olivier GARGOMINY & Benoît FONTAINE

fr Zoosystema 31 (4) - Pages 791-805

Published on 31 December 2009

Four new extinct species of Endodontidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) from Rurutu (Austral Islands, French Polynesia)

Four species of land snails belonging to the family Endodontidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) are described, all of them are endemic to Rurutu Island (Austral Islands, French Polynesia): Australdonta collicella n. sp, A. magnasulcatissima n. sp., A. microspiralis n. sp. and A. sulcata n. sp. The number of species of Endodontidae known from Rurutu is increased from seven to 11. All of them are considered extinct.

Keywords :

Mollusca, Gastropoda, Endodontidae, land snails, extinction, French Polynesia, new species.

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