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Key to 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 approxomation 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

Schizoglossa gigantea Powell, 1930

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:RHYTIDIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 32mm, Width 19mm, Height 6mm
Distribution:Gisborne, Hawkes Bay subfossil. Living in bush East Cape
Geographical Range:L.N.E.
Notes:
Subfossil and recent. Similar shape to S.novoseelandica, but much larger
References and Publications:
  • Poortman, P. Apr/1997: The Diminishing Schizoglossa, Poirieria, 20 (p.24)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.347)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.