Harman Patil

Schizoglossa gigantea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Rhytidoidea
Genus  Schizoglossa
Higher classification  Schizoglossa
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Rhytididae
Scientific name  Schizoglossa gigantea
Rank  Species

Schizoglossa gigantea is a species of large predatory, air-breathing, land slug; a carnivorous terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Rhytididae. This species is endemic to the North Island of New Zealand.

It was first discovered as 'subfossil with moa bones, cave near Tahora, Gisborne District.' Further subfossil remains have been found in 'caves at Waikaremoana and Mangaone, near Nuhaka, Hawke Bay.' It has also been reported as 'living, WNW side of Mt. Hikurangi, East Cape area, 5753 feet.'In 2012, it was also reported that ' Schizoglossa gigantea has now been found [living?] at four localities (G. Barker, personal communication).'

References

Schizoglossa gigantea Wikipedia


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