Biogeography of gastropods

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The biogeography of gastropods is the study of the distribution of the biodiversity of gastropods over space and time.


The study of the biogeography of gastropods is within the scope of paleobiogeography.


The world's highest biodiversity of Volutomitridae is in waters of New Caledonia.[1]


The biogeography of non-marine gastropods (freshwater snails, land snails and slugs) is often studied along with that of freshwater bivalves.


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. & Kantor, Y. I. (2003) "New Caledonia: the major centre of biodiversity for volutomitrid molluscs (Mollusca: Neogastropoda: Volutomitridae)". Systematics and Biodiversity 1(4): 467–502. doi:10.1017/S1477200003001282

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