Colombian snail catalogue

Last week a catalogue on the land and freshwater snail from Colombia has been published. The announcement (in Spanish) may be found here: http://alturl.com/n8onz; an interview with one of the authors may be found here: http://alturl.com/vh2nq.

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The claim that Colombia, with 659 species of non-marine mollusks (of which 293 endemic species), is the third richest country *in the world* seems to me a bit exaggerated. Maybe this claim can hold truth for the Neotropics, as Brazil and Peru are mentioned to be more biodiverse. This is something to be checked when I actually can read the book. Hence to be continued later…

Reference:
Linares, E.L. & Vera, M.L., 2012. Cátalogo de los moluscos continentales de Colombia. Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, 360 pp.

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