Lord Howe Island land snail (Placostylus bivaricosus)

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Lord Howe Island land snail fact file

Lord Howe Island land snail description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderStylommatophora
FamilyOrthalicidae
GenusPlacostylus (1)

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Lord Howe Island land snail status

Classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1). Subspecies Placostylus bivaricosus ssp. etheridgei classified as Extinct (EX) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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Glossary

Subspecies
A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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