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Influence of elevation on the species richness in molluscs: variations in the Alinyà valley, Lleida (Northeast Spain)

Author(s): Cadevall, J. | Hernández, E. | Nebot, J. | Orozco, A. | Uribe, F. | Bros, V.

Journal: Arxius de Miscel-lània Zoològica
ISSN 1698-0476

Volume: 1;
Start page: 18;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Altitudinal gradien | Elevation | Species richness | Mollusca

The species richness of land molluscs is negatively correlated with altitude,while the altitudinal range of the species inhabiting at higher elevations is greater than in low levels. At the low scale of this study factors other than elevation may account better for the species richness
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