Thursday, 4 October 2007

The Thursday gastropod: Pleuroxia

Last week's non-camaenid was an anomaly.
Under rocks, Namatjira Drive, W of Alice Springs

Pleuroxia adcockiana
(Bednall, 1894) is found in the central ranges, W and SW of Alice Springs, where it lives in leaf litter and between rocks around sandstone outcrops. It is one of the most abundant species in central Australia. (Abundant being a relative term, you understand.)

I'll post some more about central Australian land snails over the weekend.

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