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.

Prehistoric[edit]

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

Marine[edit]

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

Non-marine[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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