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Archiv für Molluskenkunde

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An International Journal of Malacology, edited by the Senckenberg Nature Research Society (SGN), Frankfurt am Main.
Journal of the Deutsche Malakozoologische Gesellschaft.

Archiv für Molluskenkunde mainly publishes papers on the systematics,
taxonomy, phylogeny, and morphology of molluscs. Contributions on fossil Cenozoic molluscs and on molluscan ecology and biogeography are also welcome. However, articles on physiology, parasitology, regional faunistics, non-Cenozoic fossils or biostratigraphy should be submitted elsewhere.

ISSN 1869-0963
eISSN 2367-0622

Archiv für Molluskenkunde is an international peer-reviewed journal with articles in English. It is published in two issues per annum (= one volume), appearing in the second and fourth quarter, containing up to 300 pages/year.

A page charge will be applied only to excessively long manuscripts. We are normally willing to print necessary colour illustrations at no cost. However, for articles with more than 3 colour plates or very many black-and-white plates we may require a contribution from the authors. There are 25 free offprints per contribution.

Manuscripts must be prepared in acordance with the Guidelines for Authors and should be submitted digitally to the .

Online version available here!

Impact Factor: 1.077 (2016/17), Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters 

Articles published in Archiv für Molluskenkunde are indexed in: 
•Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources · •Aquatic Biology · •Aquatic Science and Fisheries · •Biological Abstracts •· Biosis preview •· CAB Abstracts · •Fish and Fisheries Worldwide •· GEOBASE •· Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) · •Scopus •· Ulrich's Periodicals Directory · •Zoological Record         

The current issue of Archiv für Molluskenkunde is Volume 146(2), published on 20th December 2017:

Boeters, H.D., Glöer, P. & Stamenković, V.S.: The Radomaniola/Grossuana group from the Balkan Peninsula, with a description of Grossuana maceradica n. sp. and the designation of a neotype of Paludina hohenackeri Küster, 1853 (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea: Hydrobiidae) 187–202
de Winter, A.J.: “Dwarfs among pygmies”: the genus Punctum in western Africa and the Congo Basin, with descriptions of two new species and notes on other Afrotropical punctoids (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Punctidae) 203–211
Anistratenko, V.V., Zettler, M.L. & Anistratenko, O.: On the taxonomic relationship between Theodoxus pallasi and T. astrachanicus (Gastropoda: Neritidae) from the Ponto-Caspian region 213–226
Czaja, A., Estrada-Rodríguez, J.L., Romero-Méndez, U., Ávila-Rodríguez, V., Meza-Sánchez, I.G. & Covich, A.P.: New species and records of phreatic snails (Caenogastropoda: Cochliopidae) from the Holocene of Coahuila, Mexico 227–232
Salvador, R.B. & Rasser, M.W.: Fossil terrestrial and freshwater Gastropoda from the Early/Middle Miocene of Heuchlingen, Germany 233–241
Dell’Angelo, B., Renda, W., Sosso, M., Sigwart, J. D. & Giacobbe, S.: A new species of Callochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean) 243–250
Rizhinashvili, A.L.: The hinge in Unio tumidus Retzius, 1778 (Bivalvia: Unionidae) may reflect anthropogenic development in the waterbody catchment 251–261


Volume 146(1), published on 29th June 2017.

Editorial 1
Odabaşı, S. & Odabaşı, D.A.: Bithynia kayrae n. sp. (Gastropoda: Bithyniidae), a new species from freshwaters of Biga Peninsula (northwestern Anatolia, Turkey) 3–8
Shirokaya, A.A., Sitnikova, T. Ya., Kijashko, P.V., Shydlovskyy, I.V., Prozorova, L.A. & Yamamuro, M.: A review of the Lake Baikal limpets, family Acroloxidae Thiele, 1931 (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Hygrophila), based on type specimens, with keys to the genera 9–64
Neiber, M.T. & Hausdorf, B.: Monacha (Metatheba) tibarenica sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae) from northern Turkey 65–69
Breure, A. S.H. & Backhuys, W.: Sauveur Abel Aubert Petit de la Saussaye (1792–1870), his malacological work and taxa, with notes on his correspondence 71–96
Kadolsky, D.: On the type species of the genus Galactochilus Sandberger, 1875, with a review of the identity of Helix cornumilitare Linnaeus, 1758 and of its misidentifications (Gastropoda: Helicoidea) 97–110
Simone, L.R.L.: A new species of Thaisella (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from Caribbean Guatemala, with accounts on the anatomy and taxonomy of the genus in the Western Atlantic 111–120
Dayrat, B. & Goulding, T.C.: Systematics of the onchidiid slug Onchidina australis (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata) 121–133
Yonow, N.: Results of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon (1990). Part 16. The Nudibranchia–Dendronotina, Arminina, Aeolidina, and Doridina (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) 135–172
Miquel, S.E. & Bungartz, F.: Snails found among herbarium specimens of Galapagos lichens and bryophytes, with the description of Scolodonta rinae (Gastropoda: Scolodontidae), a new species of carnivorous micro-mollusk 173–186


Volume 145(2), published on 20th December 2016.

Birckolz, C.J., Salvador, R.B., Cavallari, D.C. & Simone, L.R.L.: Illustrated checklist of newly described (2006–2016) land and freshwater Gastropoda from Brazil 133–150
Kadolsky, D., Binder, H. & Neubauer, T.A.: Taxonomic review of the fossil land gastropod species hitherto placed in the genus Galactochilus Sandberger 1875, with the description of a new genus (Gastropoda: Helicoidea) 151–188
Neiber, M.T., Walther, F., Santana, J., Alonso, M.R. & Ibáñez, M.: A new Obelus Hartmann 1842 species from the Jandía Peninsula, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, with the description of Grohiellus n. subgen. (Helicoidea: Geomitridae: Cochlicellini) 189–194


Volume 145(1), published on 30th June 2016.

Miquel, S.E. & Cerdeño, E.: First record of the Chilean gastropod Chiliborus in the Oligocene of Mendoza (Argentina) (Gastropoda Pulmonata: Strophocheilidae)   1–6
Esu, D. & Girotti, O.: New Plio-Pleistocene freshwater gastropods from Tuscany and Umbria, with comments about confined Neogene-Quaternary basins of Central Italy (Gastropoda: Viviparidae, Hydrobiidae)             7–22
Harzhauser, M., Mandic, O., Büyükmeriç, Y., Neubauer, T.A., Kadolsky, D. & Landau, B.M.: A Rupelian mangrove swamp mollusc fauna from the Thrace Basin in Turkey 23–58
Salvador, R.B., Cavallari, D.C. & Simone, L.R.L.: Taxonomical study on a sample of land snails from Alto Ribeira State Park (São Paulo, Brazil), with description of a new species   59–68
Rowson, B. & Herbert, D.G.: The type species and circumscription of the species-rich Afrotropical snail genus Gulella L. Pfeiffer 1856, based on anatomical and mtDNA data (Mollusca: Eupulmonata: Streptaxidae)     69–84
Subai, P. & Neubert, E.: Revision of the Ariantinae. 4. The genus Faustina Kobelt 1904 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae) 85–110
Salvador, R.B. & Rasser, M.W.: Fossil land and freshwater gastropods from the Middle Miocene of Bechingen and Daugendorf, southwestern Germany     111–124
Nordsieck, H.: Three remarkable fossil Helicoidea species (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)  125–132