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1 March 2014 The Land Snails of White Oak Sinks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Daniel A. Douglas, Daniel C. Dourson, Ronald S. Caldwell
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Land snails are an essential component of forested ecosystems, but natural histories for many species are not known, and distribution records are incomplete. This study examined the land snails present at White Oak Sinks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN and encompasses surveys that took place over a 9-year period. We collected 58 species during this survey, with 17 new county records for Blount County and several species with affinities for other regions. Due to the growing threats to biodiversity, a great deal of attention needs to be given to organisms that are poorly studied. These results highlight the growing need for further study of land snails.

Daniel A. Douglas, Daniel C. Dourson, and Ronald S. Caldwell "The Land Snails of White Oak Sinks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee," Southeastern Naturalist 13(1), 166-175, (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.013.0116
Published: 1 March 2014
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