From Aydin Mountains, Turkey and the associated land snail fauna

Orstan A., Yildirim M. Z., Ceylan S., Pearce T. A., Welter-Schultes F.

JOURNAL OF CONCHOLOGY, vol.39, pp.329-334, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-334
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


Twenty-one native species of land snails were recorded during a survey of the Aydin Mountains in the Province of Aydin, Turkey. Idyla aydinensis Orstan (Pulmonata: Clausiliidae) is described as a new species from an altitude of 1030 in. The new species is characterized by a narrow shell with closely spaced fine ribs and a long penis with a grooved pilaster. New records of Turanena hemmeni, Zonites chloroticus, Xeropicta smyrnocretica and Helicigona matrella are given, extending the ranges of these species.