Snail, Kauri

Paryphanta busbyi watti. A Kauri Snail, white in colour and with sand/dirt build up in the hollow shell. End part has been chipped and broken slightly. Contained in a small cardboard box with a white label with black printed text that reads "Paryphanta busbyi watti (Powell, 1946) / Fossil form in consolidated dunes, / Cape Maria van Dieman". A96.826 is also contained in this box.
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The Kauri snail is an endangered land snail. This species was restricted to three locations on the Aupouri peninsula and is the rarest of the two subspecies. They are carnivorous snails eating earthworms, insects and other snail species.They are highly dependent on humidity and plant material
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