Land and Freshwater Mollusks From the Smaller Venezuelan Islands

Land and Freshwater Mollusks From the Smaller Venezuelan Islands LAND AND FRESHWATER MOLLUSKS FROM THE SMALLER VENEZUELAN ISLANDS BY P. WAGENAAR HUMMELINCK. No reports have ever been published on the recent mollusk fauna of the Venezuelan Islands. In connection with a paper on the mollusks of Margarita by Mr. H. G. RICHARDS, in collabora- tion with the present author, shortly to be published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadel- phia, it may be of some use to give an account of the specimens which were collected on the smaller islands, East and West of Margarita, in the summer of 1936. As my visit to each of these islands varied from I hour to I day, in the middle of the dry season, it is clear that no complete enumeration of the occurring species can be expected. The climate is very arid and may be compared with that of Cura?ao; only the summit of Tamarindo may have a rainfall of more than 700 mm a year, while large areas probably receive less than 350 mm. The vegetation is very scanty and consists mostly of scattered shrubs and cactuses; only the Testigos islands are more densely wooded. On the Isla Larga, Cayo de Agua http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (in 1967 continued as Netherlands Journal of Zoology) Brill

Land and Freshwater Mollusks From the Smaller Venezuelan Islands

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BRILL
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© 1940 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0365-5164
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1875-3019
D.O.I.
10.1163/036551640X00136
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LAND AND FRESHWATER MOLLUSKS FROM THE SMALLER VENEZUELAN ISLANDS BY P. WAGENAAR HUMMELINCK. No reports have ever been published on the recent mollusk fauna of the Venezuelan Islands. In connection with a paper on the mollusks of Margarita by Mr. H. G. RICHARDS, in collabora- tion with the present author, shortly to be published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadel- phia, it may be of some use to give an account of the specimens which were collected on the smaller islands, East and West of Margarita, in the summer of 1936. As my visit to each of these islands varied from I hour to I day, in the middle of the dry season, it is clear that no complete enumeration of the occurring species can be expected. The climate is very arid and may be compared with that of Cura?ao; only the summit of Tamarindo may have a rainfall of more than 700 mm a year, while large areas probably receive less than 350 mm. The vegetation is very scanty and consists mostly of scattered shrubs and cactuses; only the Testigos islands are more densely wooded. On the Isla Larga, Cayo de Agua

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Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (in 1967 continued as Netherlands Journal of Zoology)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 1940

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