Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Achatinellidae — the Oahu tree snails.

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Examples

  • When I was first introduced to Achatinella in the 1960s by Yoshio Kondo, he taught us to listen for the crickets when we went up into the mountains, because once we started hearing crickets we should start looking seriously for Achatinella.

    Kahuli

  • Achatinella was subject to extremely heavy "predation" by shell collectors during the period of, say, 1870 to 1940; collecting tree snails was a common hobby among high school boys, and some of the collections amassed during that period included 10s of thousands of live-collected shells.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Achatinella was subject to extremely heavy "predation" by shell collectors during the period of, say, 1870 to 1940; collecting tree snails was a common hobby among high school boys, and some of the collections amassed during that period included 10s of thousands of live-collected shells.

    Is there a statute of limitations for introduced species on Hawaii?—A reader’s response

  • Our Achatinella tree snails are another example of how multiple threats are at work, and species that have largely escaped the ravages of earlier introductions may suddenly be overcome by new threats.

    Is there a statute of limitations for introduced species on Hawaii?—A reader’s response

  • Our Achatinella tree snails are another example of how multiple threats are at work, and species that have largely escaped the ravages of earlier introductions may suddenly be overcome by new threats.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • We have much pleasure in naming this noble Physa after Dr. Newcomb, the distinguished American conchologist, who has contributed so much, by his researches in the Sandwich Islands, to our knowledge of the genus Helicter or Achatinella.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • _Achatinella_, are to be found in the mountains of Hawaii, a fact of marked interest to science in observing environmental effect upon the differentiation of species.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • He did genetic studies on the Achatinella mustelina subspecies of Hawaiian endangered tree snails.

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • Even so, however, when I was first introduced to Achatinella in the 1960s, you could still find dozens in a couple of hours work in areas that were close to town and that had been heavily harvested by earlier generations of shell collectors they had of course disappeared from other areas, chiefly those where the native forest had disappeared over the previous 100 years or so; indeed, by 1900 or so, local collectors were noting the disappearance of species that Pease and Gulick had collected 50 years earlier.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Even so, however, when I was first introduced to Achatinella in the 1960s, you could still find dozens in a couple of hours work in areas that were close to town and that had been heavily harvested by earlier generations of shell collectors they had of course disappeared from other areas, chiefly those where the native forest had disappeared over the previous 100 years or so; indeed, by 1900 or so, local collectors were noting the disappearance of species that Pease and Gulick had collected 50 years earlier.

    Is there a statute of limitations for introduced species on Hawaii?—A reader’s response

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