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Record: oai:ARNO:358741

AuthorA.C. van Bruggen
TitleA new record of ‘Achatina’ vassei Germain, 1918 (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Achatinidae) from Mozambique – an unsolved problem
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume84
Year2010
Issue4
Pages37-46
ISSN0024-0672
KeywordsAchatina vassei; Greater Gorongosa Ecosystem; Mt. Gorongosa-Gorongosa National Park; taxonomy
Abstract'Achatina vassei Germain', 1918, of which so far only the holotype is known (figured), is now recorded from Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique (Sofala Province) north of the road Beira-Mtare (Zimbabwe). The systematic position is still unclear because of the lack of anatomical data; this taxon is probably a restricted-range species centred on the plateau of Central Mozambique. A list of the terrestrial molluscs of the ‘Greater Gorongosa Ecosystem’ from the literature and specimens in the Leiden Museum is added; Curvella whytei E.A. Smith, 1899, is recorded as new for Mozambique.
Classification42.73
Document typearticle
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