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1 March 2006 A Survey of Terrestrial Gastropods of the Sipsey Wilderness (Bankhead National Forest), Alabama
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A survey of the terrestrial mollusks of the Sipsey Wilderness Area, Bankhead National Forest, in northwestern Alabama was conducted from August 2003 to May 2004. A total of 15 sites were sampled across a number of different habitat and vegetation types found within the area. A total of 50 species were found, representing 14 families and 30 genera, including 58 new county and 2 new state records. This represents a significant increase in the known diversity of the area based on a preliminary survey conducted in the 1960s, which yielded only six species. The current survey highlights the need for more detailed survey work across Alabama and the southeastern United States.

Janet Waggoner, Stephanie A. Clark, Kathryn E. Perez, and Charles Lydeard "A Survey of Terrestrial Gastropods of the Sipsey Wilderness (Bankhead National Forest), Alabama," Southeastern Naturalist 5(1), 57-68, (1 March 2006). https://doi.org/10.1656/1528-7092(2006)5[57:ASOTGO]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 March 2006
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