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Vertigo botanicorum sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Vertiginidae) - a new whorl-snail from the Russian Altai Mountains



Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zootaxa
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Zoology
Keywords Vertigo; terrestrial microgastropods; new species; southern Siberia; distribution; ecology
Description Vertigo botanicorum sp. nov. is described from the Russian Altai Mountains. The species was recorded in 8 out of 118 study sites and totally 21 live individuals and 15 empty shells were collected. It is a medium-sized Vertigo species living in various tall-forb meadows, shrubby and forest habitats; avoiding only dry and strictly open sites. Mostly it was found in rather acidic sites of higher altitudes (above 1300 m a.s.l.).
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