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An inventory of the land snails and slugs (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda and Pulmonata) of Knox County, Tennessee
Dinkins, B.J.; Dinkins, G.R. (2018). An inventory of the land snails and slugs (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda and Pulmonata) of Knox County, Tennessee. Am. Malacol. Bull. 36(1): 1-22. https://hdl.handle.net/10.4003/006.036.0101
In: American Malacological Bulletin. American Malacological Union: Hattiesburg. ISSN 0740-2783; e-ISSN 2162-2698, more
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Keywords
    Gastropoda [WoRMS]
    Terrestrial
Author keywords
    Terrestrial Gastropoda; Knox County; Tennessee; Ridge and Valley physiographic region

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  • Dinkins, B.J.
  • Dinkins, G.R.

Abstract
    Terrestrial mollusks (land snails and slugs) are an important component of the terrestrial ecosystem, yet for most species their distribution is not well known. This study was a comprehensive inventory of terrestrial mollusks in Knox County, Tennessee; an area within the Valley and Ridge physiographic region rich in calcareous soils and bluffs. Knox County supports a total of 151 species, including 70 newly reported to the county and 15 newly reported to Tennessee. Sixteen species non-native to North America were found, mostly in urban/ residential habitats. Limestone/sandstone bluffs were found to have the highest diversity of terrestrial mollusks.

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