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Revista de Biología Tropical

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Abstract

CORREA SANDOVAL, Alfonso. Zoogeografía de los gastrópodos terrestres de la región oriental de San Luis Potosí, México. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 1999, vol.47, n.3, pp. 493-502. ISSN 0034-7744.

The land snails of the eastern region of San Luis Potosí, México were surveyed (June, 1995 - August, 1996). This region has much topographic and climatic variation. Samples (161) were obtained in 48 localities. The main zoogeographic groups of were the endemic (32.18%: 28 species and three subspecies) and the neotropical (27.59%: 24 species and five subspecies) gastropods. The family Spiraxidae has the largest number of endemic species (16). The Eastern Sierra Madre has the largest number of species in the region.

Keywords : Land snails; survey; biogeography; Mexico.

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