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Ampelita granulosa
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Ampelita granulosa (Féussac, 1851)
The unique aspect of this Ampelita species is the coarse bristle-like periostracum covering the shell. No other species of Ampelita exhibits this characteristic.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  35-38mm
  • GRADING Range for Lot:  Fine / Fine+
  • DATA:  Very good
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Ampelita lamarei
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Ampelita lamarei (Pfeiffer, 1853)
Among the many amazing new finds in Madagascar is this newly discovered form of A. lamarei. The bold pattern of streaks across a thin dark ochre-colored periostracum is quite different than the other more well-know forms.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  37-38mm
  • GRADING:  Fine +
  • DESCRIPTION:Newly discovered form
  • DATA:  Good
  • NOTES:  Limited number available.
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Ampelita lamarei sakalava
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Ampelita lamarei sakalava (Angas, 1877)
This subspecies is by far one of the most attractive of the genus, with its flaring white lip and flecks of golden brown cuticle-like periostracum. The population represented in this lot is a dwarf form of the species from a very remote location.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  38-41mm
  • GRADING Range for Lot:  Fine + / Fine ++
  • DESCRIPTION:Dwarf form; limited number available
  • DATA:  Very Good
  • PRICE (U.S. Dollars):  $20.00   Convert Currency

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Ampelita sepulchralis
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Ampelita (A.) sepulchralis (Fèrrusac, 1822)
Endemic to Madagascar. Do not confuse with A. lamarei sakalava. The flaring white lip is less produced, but no less spectacular.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  32-39mm
  • GRADING:  Fine ++
  • DATA:  Detailed
  • DESCRIPTION:Typical form of species, which varies throughout its range.
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Ampelita xystera
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Ampelita xystera (Pfeiffer, 1846)
This species is the type species of the subgenus Xystera, which have sharply keeled shells. The chocolate-brown color blends nicely with shiny black lip. The species is limited to the northeastern part of Madagascar.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  36-40mm
  • GRADING Range for Lot:  Fine / Fine +
  • DATA:  Detailed
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Ampelita xystera novacula
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Ampelita xystera novacula (Martens, 1879)
A rare form of A. xystera with a malleated surface above the sharply keeled periphery. It is also generally smaller than the nominate form.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  34-42mm
  • GRADING:  Fine +
  • DESCRIPTION:form
  • DATA:  Detailed
  • NOTES:  Only a few available
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Ampelita xystera shavi
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Ampelita xystera shavi (E.A.Smith, 1879)
A sharply keeled ochre-colored form with a deep umbilicus. Smaller than the typical xystera forms. From southeast Madagascar.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  30-35mm
  • GRADING Range for Lot:  Fine + / Fine ++
  • DATA:  Detailed
  • DESCRIPTION:Olive color form
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  Helicophanta

Helicophanta echinophora
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Helicophanta echinophora (Deshayes, in Férussac, 1851)
Inflated shell with elevated spire, the last whorl taking up most of the shell. Brown banded with black lip. Mis-illustrated as H. goudotiana.
  • FAMILY:  ACAVIDAE
  • LOCALITY:  Madagascar
  • SIZE:  36-40mm
  • GRADING Range for Lot:  Fine / Fine +
  • DATA:  Detailed
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