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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
BOTHRIEMBRYONTIDAE: PLACOSTYLINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Heterobranchia (Subclass)
> Euthyneura (Infraclass)
> Tectipleura (Subterclass)
> Eupulmonata (Superorder)
> Stylommatophora (Order)
> Helicina (Suborder)
> Orthalicoidei (Infraorder)
> Orthalicoidea (Superfamily)
> Bothriembryontidae (Family)
> Placostylinae (Subfamily)
> Placostylus (Genus)
> ambagiosus spiritus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Bulimus (Placostylus) H. Beck, 1837
=Maoristylus Haas, 1935
=Placostylus (Euplacostylus) Crosse, 1875
=Placostylus (Maoristylus) Haas, 1935
Synonymised Names:
=Placostylus (Maoristylus) ambagiosus spiritus Powell, 1947
Images: Placostylus ambagiosus spiritus Powell, 1947
Sub-fossil from Spirits Bay, Far North. 71mm. Photographed from an old collection, pre 1970's
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
BOTHRIEMBRYONTIDAE: PLACOSTYLINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Heterobranchia (Subclass)
> Euthyneura (Infraclass)
> Tectipleura (Subterclass)
> Eupulmonata (Superorder)
> Stylommatophora (Order)
> Helicina (Suborder)
> Orthalicoidei (Infraorder)
> Orthalicoidea (Superfamily)
> Bothriembryontidae (Family)
> Placostylinae (Subfamily)
> Placostylus (Genus)
> ambagiosus spiritus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Bulimus (Placostylus) H. Beck, 1837
=Maoristylus Haas, 1935
=Placostylus (Euplacostylus) Crosse, 1875
=Placostylus (Maoristylus) Haas, 1935
Synonymised Names:
=Placostylus (Maoristylus) ambagiosus spiritus Powell, 1947
Details: Placostylus ambagiosus spiritus Powell, 1947
Size/Grows to:
Height 79mm, Width 34mm
Distribution:
Spirits Bay area, Far North
Geographical Range:
L.N.Sf.E.
Notes:
Flax Snail Pupuharakeke, Land, Subfossil, Endemic
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil