Authors: M. ZEKİ YILDIRIM, BURÇİN AŞKIM GÜMÜŞ, ÜMİT KEBAPÇI, SEVAL BAHADIR KOCA
Abstract: To date, based on the studies of foreign and Turkish malacologists, 28 basommatophoran snail species belonging to 16 genera from 5 families (Physidae, Lymnaeidae, Planorbidae, Ancylidae, and Acroloxidae) have been found in freshwaters of Turkey. In Turkey, the genera Acroloxus (1 species), Galba (1), Stagnicola (1), Radix (2), Lymnaea (1), Physa (1), Physella (1), Planorbarius (1), Ferrissia (1), Planorbis (2), Anisus (4), Bathyomphalus (1), Gyraulus (8), Hippeutis (1), Ancylus (1) and Bulinus (1) are recognized. Also, 16 species (including 8 recent) and 5 subspecies are known from Quaternary fossil deposits of Turkey.
Keywords: Basommatophora, Pulmonata, freshwater, zoogeographic distribution, Turkey
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