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AuthorA Boesveld
TitleInventarisatie van de landslakken van Noord-Brabant (Mollusca: Gastropoda).
JournalNederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen
Keywordslandslakken; Nederland; Noord-Brabant; Gastropoda; verspreiding
AbstractThe distribution of the land snails of the province of Noord-Brabant (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
In 2003 and 2004 the landsnail fauna of the province of Noord-Brabant (in the south of the
Netherlands) was mapped. In total 251 soil and litter samples were taken and on 272 localities
records were gathered on sight. The large amount of new records contributes significantly to the
knowledge of the land snail fauna of the province of Noord-Brabant and the Netherlands. In
total 72 species were found in 2003 and 2004. No less than 13 species of the 41 land snails from
the Dutch red list have been found in Noord-Brabant. Three of these could not be recovered
during the inventories in 2003 and 2004. Of these, Limacus flavus probably is still present and
was simply overlooked as it is mainly present in cities. It is not clear if the other two (Helix
pomatia and Helicella itala) still occur. Especially the last one has become very scarce in the
Netherlands, nowadays being largely confined to the chalky southeast of the country. It can
be concluded that the province is not only species-rich but is also rich in endangered species.
The presence of Zonitoides excavatus is especially valuable as this species has a restricted range
and has become scarce in parts of its range. In the province of Noord-Brabant it was, however,
found to be fairly common, being present in all but few of the sampled old oak forests.
Document typearticle
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