Pythia scarabaeus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Original Description:
Helix scarabaeusLinnaeus, C. 1758. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum caracteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. L. Salvii, Holmiae [= Stockholm]. 768.

Type Specimen(s):Type material presumed lost (Smith, 1992: 219).
Type Locality:In Asiae montibus [= Asia].
Remarks:Widespread in the Pacific, possibly at least in part artificially (Harry, 1966: 215; Martins, 1995c: 66). Recorded from Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta'u by Miller (1993: 11, 12). Tentatively recorded from Savai'i, 'Upolu, Nu'utele, and Nu'ulua (A.C. Robinson, in litt. 11 July 1994).
Distribution:Widespread in the Pacific, northern Australia, southern Asia.

69 Specimen Lots
3 Photographs

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