A new paper on Caucasotachea vindobonensis

A new paper on Caucasotachea vindobonensis

A phylogeographical reconstruction of the ‘Viennese Snail’ (Caucasotachea vindobonensis), contributed by our working group, has been published recently. This gastropod species is currently distributed mostly in the Central- and Eastern European steppic...
Alpine Land Snails Workshop 2017 – On the rocks

Alpine Land Snails Workshop 2017 – On the rocks

The Workshop “Alpine Land Snails 2017” will traditionally take place again in Johnsbach, Styria, Austria. Austrian biologists and colleagues from Germany, Russia, Slovenia, Greece, Montenegro and Hungary will gather in this extraordinary place in Gesäuse...
Solving the Cylindrus riddle – two new papers are out

Solving the Cylindrus riddle – two new papers are out

We are happy to announce that recently two papers on our “Alpine land snails” flagship species Cylindrus obtusus were published. The studies were devoted to investigate the peculiarities of C. obtusus genital anatomy and the intraspecific variation. Zopp et al. show a...
Visit from Montenegro

Visit from Montenegro

In June the working group Alpine Land Snails (NHM Vienna) was glad to welcome Prof. Vladimir Pešić and Prof. Vesna Vukašinović-Pešić in Vienna to discuss the progress of our joint OeAD-WTZ (Project No. ME 10/ 2016) project on the rock dwelling door snail species...
Black Nerite (Theodoxus prevostianus) reintroduction

Black Nerite (Theodoxus prevostianus) reintroduction

In a recently published paper (Fehér et al. 2017) we have reported on the successful reintroduction of a rare and endangered species, the Black Nerite, Theodoxus prevostianus (C. Pfeiffer, 1828). This is a freshwater neritid species , occurring in hypothermal springs...

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