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1 February 2014 Rediscovery of Living Land Snails on Trindade Island, Brazil
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For four decades it has been suspected that the endemic land snails of Trindade Island, Brazil, were extinct. Here we report finding live Succinea lopesi Lanzieri, 1966 and a species of Happia Bourguignat, 1889 on top of the island's highest peaks. Happia is a new record for the island and possibly also a new endemic species. As Trindade's environment has suffered much degradation due to introduced feral goats, such remote places might have acted as refuges for the snails. With the ongoing recovery of the native flora after the eradication of the goats, the snails' populations might re-establish themselves.

Rodrigo B. Salvador, Nílber G. Silva, Carlo M. Cunha, Luiz R. L. Simone, and Ruy J. V. Alves "Rediscovery of Living Land Snails on Trindade Island, Brazil," American Malacological Bulletin 32(1), 140-142, (1 February 2014). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.032.0102
Received: 6 June 2013; Accepted: 1 August 2013; Published: 1 February 2014
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