Archiv für Molluskenkunde

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, non-Cenozoic fossils or biostratigraphy should be submitted elsewhere. Generally we do not publish regional faunistics but we may make exceptions, for instance for discoveries of general significance from poorly known regions or for comprehensive well-illustrated reviews that would facilitate future research. We will consider manuscripts dealing with historical issues (e.g. biographies, bibliographies, but not contemporary obituaries) if these have relevance for taxonomic research.

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 Instructions for Authors and should be submitted digitally to the editors.

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Volume 148 (2), published on 19th December 2019


Walther, F. & Gryl, I.
A new species of Bostryx (Gastropoda: Bulimulidae) from the Atacama Desert (Chile)…..111–115

Bhosale, A. R., Muley, D. V., Yadav, O. V. & Raheem, D. C.
Re-description of the land snail Eurychlamys platychlamys (Blanford, 1880) (Eupulmonata: Helicarionidae) from the Western Ghats of India…..117–128

Breure, A. S. H.
A little-known German naturalist: Konrad Miller (1844–1933) and his malacological contributions…..129–136

Teixeira, D., Pokryszko, B., Cameron, R. A. D., Silva, I. & Groh, K.
Taxonomic revision of the late-Pleistocene/Holocene land-mollusc fauna (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata) of the Desertas Islands, Madeiran Archipelago, with the description of 6 new species and 2 new subspecies…..137–159

Boeters, H. D.
Old and new taxa of Bythinella Moquin-Tandon, 1856 (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea) in Spain and adjacent France…..161–183

Odabaşı, S., Odabaşı, D. A. & Acar, S.
New species of freshwater molluscs from Gökçeada (northeastern Aegean Sea), Turkey (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae, Bythinellidae)…..185–195

Shirokaya, A. A., Sitnikova, T. Ya., Vinarski, M. V., Palatov, D. M., Kijashko, P. V. & Izzatullaev, Z. I.
Fresh- and brackish-water gastropod taxa described by Zuvaidullo I. Izzatullaev…..197–261

Volume 148(1), published on 28th June 2019

Balashov, I., Neiber, M.T., Bogon, K. & Hausdorf, B.:  On the identity of “Pupilla bigranata” populations from Germany and Ukraine (Gastropoda: Pupillidae)
Miyahira, I.C., Mansur, M.C.D. & Santos, S.B.:  Redescription of Diplodon ellipticus Spix in Wagner, 1827, Diplodon multistriatus (Lea, 1831), and Rhipidodonta garbei (Ihering, 1910) (Bivalvia: Hyriidae) from coastal rivers of eastern and northeastern Brazil
Anistratenko, V.V., Anistratenko, O.Yu. & Kadolsky, D.:  Karl E. von Baer’s collection of Caspian Sea molluscs stored in the Zoological Museum of Lviv University, Ukraine. Part 2. Type materials of gastropod species described by Stephan Clessin and Władysław Dybowski in 1887–1888
Rowson, B., Foster, S. Seddon, M.B. & Tattersfield, P.:  Five new hunter snails from northern Kenya (Eupulmonata: Streptaxidae)
Schwabe, E. & Els, R.:  The genus Craspedochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Acanthochitonidae) in South African waters: what do we really know about it?
Houart, R.:  Description of Aspella lorenzi n. sp. (Gastropoda: Muricidae: Aspellinae) from the northern Red Sea
Gilbertson, L.H. & Van Devender, T.R.:  Sonorella naranjoae (Eupulmonata: Helminthoglyptidae), a new species from the Sierra Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico, with comments on biogeography

Volume 147(2), published on 20th December 2018

Cosel, R. von & Gracia, A.: A new mussel species, Gigantidas samario (Bivalvia: Mytilidae: Bathymodiolinae), from hydrocarbon seep communities of the Caribbean coast of Colombia
Sitnikova, T.Ya.: Review of Valvatidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) endemic to Lake Baikal, with taxonomic and morphological notes
Gittenberger, E., Leda, P., Sherub, S. & Páll-Gergely, B.: Endothyrella Zilch, 1960 in Bhutan (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Plectopylidae), with a description of three new species
Dell’Angelo, B., Renda, W., Sosso, M. & Giacobbe, S.: 138 years later: new data on Callistochiton (Allerychiton) pachylasmae (Monterosato, 1879) from its type locality, the Strait of Messina
Anistratenko, V. V., Anistratenko, O. Yu. & Shydlovskyy, I. V.: Karl E. von Baer’s collection of Caspian Sea molluscs stored in the Zoological Museum of Lviv University, Ukraine. Part 1. Catalogue and general description

Volume 147(1), published on 29th June 2018

Yonow, N. & Jensen, K.R.: Results of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon (1990). Part 17. The Cephalaspidea, Anaspidea, Pleurobranchida, and Sacoglossa (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)
Esu, D. & Girotti, O.: Valvata mathiasi n. sp. (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Valvatidae) from the Lower Pliocene of the Val di Pesa (Tuscany, Central Italy)
Aravind, N.A. & Páll-Gergely, B.: Dicharax (?) bawai n. sp. from southern India (Gastropoda: Cyclophoroidea: Alycaeidae)
Sitnikova, T.Ya., Peretolchina, T.E., Anistratenko, V.V., Anistratenko, O.Yu. & Palatov, D.M.:  Variability and taxonomy of South Caucasian freshwater snails of the genus Shadinia Akramowski, 1976 (Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae) based on new morphological and molecular data
Batomalaque, G.A. & Rosenberg, G.:  Three new species of Zaptyx (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Clausiliidae) from the Babuyan and Batanes islands, Philippines
Cianfanelli, S., Bodon, M., Somoza, E. & Gómez Moliner, B.J.:  A new azecid from the Carnic Pre-Alps: Hypnocarnica micaelae gen. et sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Azecidae)
Salvador, R.B., Charles, L., Simone, L.R.L. & Maestrati, P.:  Terrestrial gastropods from Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve, Alagoas state, Brazil, with the description of a new species of Radiodiscus (Gastropoda: Charopidae)
Walther, F., Neiber, M.T. & Hausdorf, B.:  Systematic revision of the Caucasigenini (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae) from the Caucasus region
Boeters, H.D., Glöer, P. & Stamenković, V.S.:  Corrigenda to Boeters, Glöer & Stamenković (2017) “The Radomaniola/Grossuana group from the Balkan Peninsula …”

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)
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)
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
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
Salvador, R.B. & Rasser, M.W.: Fossil terrestrial and freshwater Gastropoda from the Early/Middle Miocene of Heuchlingen, Germany
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)
Rizhinashvili, A.L.: The hinge in Unio tumidus Retzius, 1778 (Bivalvia: Unionidae) may reflect anthropogenic development in the waterbody catchment

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

Odabaşı, S. & Odabaşı, D.A.: Bithynia kayrae n. sp. (Gastropoda: Bithyniidae), a new species from freshwaters of Biga Peninsula (northwestern Anatolia, Turkey)
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
Neiber, M.T. & Hausdorf, B.: Monacha (Metatheba) tibarenica sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae) from northern Turkey
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
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)
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
Dayrat, B. & Goulding, T.C.: Systematics of the onchidiid slug Onchidina australis (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata)
Yonow, N.: Results of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon (1990). Part 16. The Nudibranchia–Dendronotina, Arminina, Aeolidina, and Doridina (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)
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

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
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)
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)

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)  
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)            
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
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                   
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)    
Subai, P. & Neubert, E.: Revision of the Ariantinae. 4. The genus Faustina Kobelt 1904 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae)
Salvador, R.B. & Rasser, M.W.: Fossil land and freshwater gastropods from the Middle Miocene of Bechingen and Daugendorf, southwestern Germany    
Nordsieck, H.: Three remarkable fossil Helicoidea species (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)