About hnords.de

About hnords.de

The website www.hnords.de serves as a sort of internet journal for the malacology of landsnails (with special regard to Clausiliidae) and will present unpublished articles, discussions of taxonomic problems, taxa lists and reviews of books and papers. Contributions are written in English. As I hope, the website will help to increase the knowledge of this important group of molluscs.

Die Internetseite www.hnords.de dient als eine Art Internetzeitschrift für die Malakologie der Landschnecken (mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Clausiliidae) und wird unveröffentlichte Artikel, Diskussionen taxonomischer Probleme, Taxalisten und Besprechungen von Büchern und wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten enthalten. Die Beiträge werden in Englisch geschrieben. Ich hoffe, dass die Internetseite die Kenntnis dieser wichtigen Molluskengruppe fördern wird.

At time (2022), the following scientific articles (with chapters) are posted on the website:

Albinaria species in Crete:
Introduction and species list, shell morphology, genital morphology, allozyme and DNA analyses.

Genital studies of enantiomorph taxa pairs of Alopia:
Introduction, genital studies of enantiomorphs.

Charpentieria itala: subspecies, species, superspecies:
Introduction and history, results, appendix: DNA studies on Charpentieria itala.

Delima – a genus with high diversity:
Introduction, shell diagnoses and distribution, genital characters.

Report on DNA studies for taxonomic work:
Introduction, project 1: Macrogastra and Julica (Clausiliinae), project 2: Alopiinae, project 3: Delimini (Alopiinae), project 4: Clausiliini (Clausiliinae), project 5: Baleini (Clausiliinae).

Fossil Clausiliidae:
I. List of fossil Clausiliidae from western Palaearctic;
II. Pliocene and Pleistocene Clausiliidae from central Europe north of the Alps: Faunas from Pliocene to early Middle Pleistocene, records of Pliocene and Pleistocene Clausiliidae from central Europe, faunal and species changes.

Report on genital studies of European Clausiliidae:
General remarks, material and methods, results: Alopiini (sensu lato), Cochlodina, Clausiliini, Baleini.

Interspecies hybridization in European Clausiliidae:
Introduction and general remarks, genera with observed interspecies hybridization, conclusions for the species concept.

Check-list of the Neniinae:
General remarks, systematical remarks, check-list.

Papillifera papillaris, a common, but little known species:
Introduction, history, modern work, subspecies division, distribution in other Mediterranean countries.

Revisory remarks on the species of Siciliaria from N. W. Sicily:
History, system.

System changes in Phaedusinae:
Introduction, Motochin et al., Mamos et al., system based on shell morphology, evaluation of morphology, conclusions.

Clausilia dubia – a revision based on informative shell characters:
Introduction, systematic part, dubia in Styria, fossil record.

Strigillaria group – genus and species taxa:
Introduction, characters, diagnoses of species taxa.