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The genus Albinaria Vest, 1867 (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Clausiliidae), part II: Albania, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon (except the islands)
expand article infoIgnazio Sparacio, Paolo Crovato§, Fabio Liberto|, Agatino Reitano, Mariestella Colomba#
‡ Società Italiana di Malacologia, via Principe di Paternò, Palermo, Italy
§ Unaffiliated, Piazza San Liborio 1, Napoli, Italy
| Unaffiliated, Via del Giubileo Magno 93, Cefalù, Italy
¶ Museo di Storia Naturale di Comiso, via degli Studi 9, Comiso, Italy
# Università di Urbino, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomolecolari, Via I. Maggetti 22, Urbino, Italy
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The genus Albinaria Vest, 1864 (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Clausiliidae) live on limestone rocks and show a remarkable diversity in the eastern Mediterranean region. This is mainly caused by the tendency of these populations to split up into local forms with highly restricted areas of distribution. This phenomenon is also furthered by geological and environmental factors and, often, by geographic isolation.

In this work, we present further results on our studies on the genus Albinaria. An updated check-list of the populations coming from Albania, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon (except the islands) is provided and most of these populations are illustrated.

Presenting author

Ignazio Sparacio

Presented at

Vth International Congress on Biodiversity: „Taxonomy, Speciation and Euro-Mediterranean Biodiversity“