Land Snails of Phaselis

2022 Zenodo  
A survey conducted during the years 2019 and 2021 in Phaselis found 22 species of snails and one species of semi-slug. The most abundant taxa were Albinaria lycica phaselis, Metafruticicola schuberti, Orculella ignorata and Rumina saharica. The scarcity of larger snails (Cornu, Eobania and Zonites species) was noteworthy. The anatomy of a specimen of M. schuberti from Phaselis is presented and the differences observed in comparison to the previously published anatomy of the species are pointed
more » ... ut. A dimensional analysis is used to separate the Rumina specimens into two species as R. saharica and R. decollata. An unidentified Vitrea species collected in Phaselis and elsewhere in southwestern Turkey that is characterized by the spiral lines present on its shells is also discussed.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5922036 fatcat:m2gsxkd5qfaqlfll6pr3youwqu