Freshwater gastropod mollusca from Ethiopia

  • Gastropod molluscs were collected by the author between May and September 1962 from a variety of freshwater habitats in Ethiopia. Twenty-eight forms are represented in the collection of which a total of eleven have not been previously recorded from Ethiopia or have been recorded with doubt by previous authors. Two forms in each of the genera Bulinus and Ancylus appear to be new. It is considered that seven of the forms recorded from Ethiopia for the first time belong to the African component in the fauna, whereas only three are possibly of palaearctic origin. It is concluded that the wide distribution and diversity of some of the palaearctic forms justify the importance attached by Bacci (1951) to the palaearctic element in the molluscan fauna of the Ethiopian Plateau.

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Author:David Seymour Brown
Parent Title (English):Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) / Zoology series
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2007/10/31
Year of first Publication:1965
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2007/10/31
Page Number:65
First Page:39
Last Page:94
Signatur: SZ 114
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Weitere biologische Literatur (eingeschränkter Zugriff)
Licence (German):License LogoArchivex. zur Lesesaalplatznutzung § 52b UrhG