Amargosa springsnail

Amargosa springsnail

Amargosa springsnail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha

Family: Hydrobiidae
Genus: Pyrgulopsis
Species: P. amargosae
Binomial name
Pyrgulopsis amargosae
(Hershler, 1989)

The Amargosa springsnail (Pyrgulopsis amargosae) is a snail in the family Hydrobiidae. It is endemic to the Amargosa River drainage of the southwestern United States.[1] The small (1.5–-2.7 mm high) snail is known to occur in several near-brackish springs, including the type locality of Saratoga Springs in Death Valley.[2]


  1. ^ "Death Valley geology field trip: Saratoga and Valley Springs". USGS/NPS. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Hershler, Robert (March 1989). "Springsnails (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) of Owens and Amargosa River (exclusive of Ash Meadows) drainages, Death Valley system, California-Nevada". Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 102 (1): 176–248.