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The Extinction of Partula on Moorea

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Title:The Extinction of Partula on Moorea
Authors:Murray, James
Murray, Elizabeth
Johnson, Michael S.
Clarke, Bryan
Date Issued:1988
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Murray J, Murray E, Johnson MS, Clarke B. 1988. The extinction of Partula on Moorea. Pac Sci 42(3-4): 150-153.
Abstract:Land snails of the genus Partula from the island of Moorea in
French Polynesia have for more than a century pro vided a natural laboratory
for the study of variation, genetic polymorphism, and speciation. As a result of
the intentional introduction of the predatory snail Euglandina rosea, all the
species of Partula from Moorea are now extinct in the wild. Since Euglandina
is spreading rapidly on Tahiti, the demise of Partula on. that island also is
imminent. Attempts are being made through the International Union for the
Conservation of Nature for the captive breeding of those stocks that remain in
the laboratory.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 42, Numbers 3-4, 1988

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