An international journal of malacology, edited by the Senckenberg–Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN), Frankfurt/M.
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Volume 151 (2), published on 22th December 22
Groh, K., Hutterer, R., Ripken, T.E.J. & Neiber, M.T.
Description of two Tudorella species (Gastropoda: Sorbeoconcha: Pomatiidae) from the Early Pliocene of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) 75–84
The identity of Caecum arabicum Issel, 1869, with the description of a new species from eastern Africa and the synonymization of caecid taxa introduced by Selli (Gastropoda: Caecidae) 85–92
Underwater-sailing locomotion in intertidal gastropods: a comparison of Neotropical species 93–105
The genus Bythinella Moquin-Tandon, 1856 in the French Languedoc (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea) 107–118
Sirenko, B.I. & Sigwart, J.D.
The forgotten species Leptochiton alascensis (Thiele, 1909) (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) and its relatives 119–130
Gojšina, V., Chen, Z.-Y. & Páll-Gergely, B.
Notes on Hypselostomatidae (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Pupilloidea) from Myanmar 131–139
Neiber, M.T. & Hausdorf, B.
Origin of the introduced German population of Micropontica caucasica (A. Schmidt, 1868) and phylogenetic relationships within the genus (Gastropoda: Clausiliidae) 141–152
Volume 151 (1) published on 30th June 2022
Souza, L. S.
A new species of the little-known genus Goriella Moolenbeek, 2008 (Caenogastropoda: Eulimidae) from the Hawaiian Archipelago, North Pacific 1–6
Ramírez, R., Ramirez, J. L., Rivera, F., Justino, S., Solís, M., Morín, J., Ampuero, A., Mendivil, A. & Congrains, C.
Do not judge a snail by its shell: molecular identification of Pomacea species (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae), with particular reference to the Peruvian Amazonian giant apple snail, erroneously synonymized with Pomacea maculata 7–17
Hutchinson, J. M. C., Reise, H. & Schlitt, B.
Will the real Limax nyctelius please step forward: Lehmannia, Ambigolimax, or Malacolimax? No, Letourneuxia! 19–41
The “Litorinella” species (Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea, Murchisonelloidea) reported by A. Braun (1851) from the Selztal Group in the Mainz Basin (early Oligocene, Germany) 43–65
Sánchez, N. & Pastorino, G.
New taxonomic position and neotype designation for the conoidean gastropod Pleurotoma patagonica d’Orbigny, 1841 67–74
Volume 150 (2), published on 21th December 2021
Audibert, C. & Breure, A.S.H.
Joseph Henry Drouët (1827–1900): a biographical sketch, bibliography, and his contributions to malacology…… 87–106
Dedov, I.K., Taseva. M.A. & Georgiev, D.G.
Bythinella vidinovae – a new species (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Bythinellidae) from the Pirin Mountains, south-western Bulgaria….. 107–110
Cordero, A., Roth, B., Simison, W.B. & Lindberg, D.R.
Preliminary molecular phylogenetic relationships of Helminthoglypta land snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Helminthoglyptidae) from northern California and southern Oregon, USA ….. 111–118
Delicado, D. & Gürlek, M.E.
Taxonomic transfer of two species of hydrobiid snails from western Anatolia (Caenogastropoda, Truncatelloidea) to two new genera, based on molecular and morphological evidence ….. 119–131
Podroužková, Š., Čabla, A. & Juřičková, L.
The use of flood debris in malacological research: a case study from the Loděnice, a stream in the Czech Republic …. 133–146
Fehse, D., Bertaccini, E., Gardella, F. & Tabanelli, C.
Revision of the Mediterranean Pliocene Apiocypraea F.A. Schilder, 1925 (Gastropoda: Eocypraeidae) with special consideration of shells of the “Spungone” area, Romagna, Northern Italy ….. 147–171
Signorelli, J. & Pastorino, G.
Correction of the authorship and date of Semimytilus patagonicus (Hanley, 1843) ….. 173
Editorial ….. 175–176
Volume 150 (1), published on 30th June 2021
Zettler, M.L. & Alf, A.
A new Polititapes Chiamenti, 1900 (Bivalvia: Veneridae) from Namibia….. 1–4
Gittenberger, E., Gyeltshen, C. & Sherub, S.
Conspicuously sculptured small shells from Bhutan: Philalanka bhutana sp. nov. and Sculpteuconulus obliquistriatus gen. et sp. nov. ….. 5–11
Hernández, M., Backeljau, T. & Bauzá, M.A.
Genital anatomy, jaw, and radula of the species of the genus Jeanneretia (Helicoidea: Cepolidae), endemic to western Cuba….. 13–29
Pimenta, A.D. & Simone, L.R.L.
Morphology of two deep-sea Olivella from the southwestern Atlantic, with a record of a radula-less Olivellinae species (Neogastropoda: Olivoidea: Olividae)….. 31–43
Bhosale, A., Thackeray, T. & Rowson, B.
Perrottetia rajeshgopali, a new species of Perrottetia Kobelt, 1905 (Stylommatophora: Streptaxidae) from the Western Ghats, India….. 45–54
Signorelli, J. & Pastorino, G.
Semimytilus patagonicus (d’Orbigny, 1842) (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) revealed as the valid name with priority over Semimytilus algosus (Gould, 1850)….. 55–63
Fernandes, M.R., Souza, L.S. & Pimenta, A.D.
Taxonomic assessment of Triphoroidea and Eulimidae (Caenogastropoda) from the Rio Grande Rise, southwestern Atlantic Ocean….. 65–77
A new species of Semele from Trindade oceanic island, Brazil (Tellinoidea: Semelidae)….. 79–86
Volume 149 (2), published on 18th December 2020
Zvonareva, S.S., Mekhova, E.S., Hoang, D.T., Nguyen, T.H.T., Vo, H.T. & Fedosov, A.E.
Diversity and relationships of shallow-water Ovulidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Vietnam….. 113–146
A new species of Gregorioiscala (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) from the Red Sea….. 147–150
Sayenko, E.M. & Akiyama, Y.B.
Comparative morphology of glochidial shells of Inversiunio (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from Japan….. 151–162
Schwabe, E. & Sirenko, B.I.
Revision of the genus Subterenochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora), with a new diagnosis….. 163–180
Calcutt, J., Cuezzo, M.G., Jackson, M. & Salvador, R.B.
Phylogenetic relationships and classification of Solaropsidae (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)….. 181–193
Ping Chi’s contributions to early Chinese malacology….. 195–201
Bodon, M., Cianfanelli, S., Chueca, L.J. & Pfenninger, M.
Candidula conglomeratica sp. nov. from the northern Apennines, Italy (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Geomitridae)….. 203–220
Hutchinson, J.M.C., Reise, H. & Schlitt, B.
Mating behaviour and genital anatomy of Deroceras cecconii (Pollonera, 1896), a widespread but overlooked slug from Italy, now introduced to eastern Germany….. 221–236
Volume 149 (1), published on 26th June 2020
Fraussen, K. & Stahlschmidt, P.
Euthria erythraea sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Buccinidae), the first record for the genus from the Red Sea…..1–4
Walther, F. & Groh, K.
Description of a new genus and two new species of land snail (Gastropoda: Gastrodontidae, Geomitridae) from the late Pleistocene of the island Porto Santo (Madeira Archipelago)…..5–12
Harzhauser, M., Neubauer, T.A., Nordsieck, H., Marigó, J. & Minwer-Barakat, R.
Late Eocene non-marine gastropods from Roc de Santa (Spanish Pyrenees)…..13–47
Böhmer, R. & Zettler, M.L.
A new species of Afriscrobs (Gastropoda: Anabathridae) from South Africa…..49–54
Zhang, G., Ge, L., Hao, S. & Liu, T.
Current status and illustrations of the type specimens of the species described by Teng-Chien Yen in 1935 belonging to Cathaica Möllendorff, 1884 and Pseudiberus Ancey, 1887 (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Camaenidae)….. 55–65
A new species of Radiodiscus (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Charopidae) from Trinidad and Tobago…..67–74
Neubert, E., Breure, A.S.H., Ablett, J.D. & Bank, R.A.
The malacological contributions of Carl Georg Ludwig Pfeiffer (1805–1877): a bibliography, with a collation of the publication dates of the Malakozoologische Blätter…..75–102
Strictochiton schniebsae gen. et sp. nov. from Caribbean Colombia (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Tonicellidae) with an unusual position of the nephridiopore…..103–111
Volume 148 (2), published on 19th December 2019
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)…..1-7
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…..9-34
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…..35-62
Rowson, B., Foster, S. Seddon, M.B. & Tattersfield, P.
Five new hunter snails from northern Kenya (Eupulmonata: Streptaxidae)…..63-72
Schwabe, E. & Els, R.
The genus Craspedochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Acanthochitonidae) in South African waters: what do we really know about it?…..73-92
Description of Aspella lorenzi n. sp. (Gastropoda: Muricidae: Aspellinae) from the northern Red Sea…..93-100
Gilbertson, L.H. & Van Devender, T.R.
Sonorella naranjoae (Eupulmonata: Helminthoglyptidae), a new species from the Sierra Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico, with comments on biogeography…..101-110
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…..173-179
Review of Valvatidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) endemic to Lake Baikal, with taxonomic and morphological notes…..181-201
Gittenberger, E., Leda, P., Sherub, S. & Páll-Gergely, B.
Endothyrella Zilch, 1960 in Bhutan (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Plectopylidae), with a description of three new species…..203-213
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…..215-221
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…..223-236
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)…..1-48
Esu, D. & Girotti, O.
Valvata mathiasi n. sp. (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Valvatidae) from the Lower Pliocene of the Val di Pesa (Tuscany, Central Italy)…..49-54
Aravind, N.A. & Páll-Gergely, B.
Dicharax (?) bawai n. sp. from southern India (Gastropoda: Cyclophoroidea: Alycaeidae)…..55-62
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…..63-76
Batomalaque, G.A. & Rosenberg, G.
Three new species of Zaptyx (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Clausiliidae) from the Babuyan and Batanes islands, Philippines…..77-86
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)…..87-100
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)…..101-128
Walther, F., Neiber, M.T. & Hausdorf, B.
Systematic revision of the Caucasigenini (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae) from the Caucasus region…..129-169
Boeters, H.D., Glöer, P. & Stamenković, V.S.
Corrigenda to Boeters, Glöer & Stamenković (2017) “The Radomaniola/Grossuana group from the Balkan Peninsula …”…..171
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
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
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
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
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
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
Three remarkable fossil Helicoidea species (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)…..125-132