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This paper presents important faunistic records including location data with all details conducted in the Czech and Slovak Republics during 2020. Four new non-native species, Arion intermedius, Ambigolimax valentianus, Clathrocaspia knipowitschii and Krynickillus melanocephalus, were recorded outdoors in Slovakia. Radix lagotis was genetically conf...
The Mediterranean basin is a major centre for land-snail diversity, with many localized endemics, but there are also species widely spread by humans. Both endemics and introductions can be found in the snail genus Helix, which comprises many large-bodied species used for human consumption in the past and present. The Mediterranean clade of Helix is...
Prehistoric settlements are usually perceived as being in opposition to the natural development of the landscape. Indeed, for woodland snail assemblages in anthropogenic landscapes in central Europe, considerable impoverishment is typical. However, it remains unclear whether this has been caused by humans only or also by climate effects. From an ar...
The castle ruin of the Oheb is located above the Seč reservoir in the hilly part of Eastern Bohemia (Czech Republic). The mollusc inventory of this favourable site has already started in the first half of the 20th century (Culek 1944) and has been continuing over the last 50 years (Brabenec 1971, Juřičková 1999). Therefore, the Oheb represents one...
The plants, ants and molluscs of the ore tailings basin in Chvaletice
Abstrakt: Rudní odkaliště ve Chvaleticích se nachází ve východních Čechách nedaleko Pardubic ve výšce asi 179 m n. m. a zaujímá plochu přibližně 30 ha. Od roku 1952, se zde ukládal specifický toxický substrát s vysokou akumulací těžkých kovů (mangan, železo, zinek, sulfidy) ze zpracování pyritové rudy, bohaté na síru a fenoly. K ukončení ukládání m...