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1 July 2018 Rediscovery of Pacificella variabilis (Gastropoda: Achatinellidae) on Easter Island
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The achatinellid Pacificella variabilis Odhner, 1922, is reported for the first time since its original description from its type locality, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), South Pacific Ocean, Chile. Specimens were found living on the bark of a lemon tree in Hanga Roa town and among the endemic grass Paspalum forsterianum on Motu Nui Islet. A redescription of the shell based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is provided. This represents the first report of the habitat of the species on Easter Island.

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Juan Francisco Araya, Juan Antonio Aliaga, and Darko D. Cotoras "Rediscovery of Pacificella variabilis (Gastropoda: Achatinellidae) on Easter Island ," Pacific Science 72(3), 329-334, (1 July 2018). https://doi.org/10.2984/72.3.4
Accepted: 20 October 2017; Published: 1 July 2018
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