Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Hausdorf, B., & Walther, F. (2021). A forgotten subspecies of the land snail species Arianta arbustorum from a Pleistocene refuge in the Western Alps. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 87(2). doi:10.1093/mollus/eyab017 https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyab017

Alpine Arianta populations from the Biellese Alps in Italy are characterized by imperforate, thin-shelled, dark brown shells without or with sparse light spots that resemble widespread phenotypes of Arianta arbustorum arbustorum found in calcium-deficient areas. Therefore, they were not considered a…