The 40 x 10 km region extending between Kaş and Demre (Vilayet Antalya, southwestern Turkey) provides an interesting area for studies on land snails. It is one of the less well-known regions of Turkey in terms of land snail distribution. Most of the landscape consists of limestone outcrops. In this area 32 species of land snails were found, 14 of which live exclusively in the coastal and suburban area of Demre, suggesting that they were introduced. Among the 18 autochthonous species are four species of Albinaria, one of which is described as A. latelamellaris spec. nov.; A. anatolica is very common and exhibits a considerable degree of geographical variation in shell characters.

Turkey, introduced species, Albinaria, biogeography, Gastropoda, distribution., morphological variation, dispersal

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Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging

Eike Neubert, Aydin Örstan, & Francisco Welter-Schultes. (2000). The land snails of the area between Kaş and Demre, southwestern Turkey, with special reference to Albinaria (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Clausiliidae). Basteria, 64(4/6), 105–123.