TITLE

Moluscos terrestres de las elevaciones cársticas de Vinales, Pinar del Río, Cuba

AUTHOR(S)
Oliva-Olivera, Wilfredo; Real, Raimundo
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Revista de Biología Tropical;sep2009, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p589
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The land snails inhabiting the limestone highlands in Cuba are poorly known. From field surveys, traditional collection catalogues, and the literature, we list 136 species, 49 genera and 19 families, 90 % of the species endemic to Cuba; only five species are non-indigenous of the Cuban archipelago. Annulariidae and Urocoptidae are the most represented families, and Chondrothyra and Liocallonia are the genera with the highest number of species. Forty-four species of this list were absent from the consulted collections. We provide 16 new records of species in localities of the region; and 12 species seem to have become locally extinct.
ACCESSION #
43899437

 

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