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Post by xilpa » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:32 am

Maybe Owen will be kind enought to ID these two shells.
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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:31 pm

The first is the common Ferrusacia folliculus (Gmelin, 1791) which is sometimes even found in gardens but is more common in garigues.

The second is Tudorella sulcata melitense (Sowerby, 1843) which is now recognised as an endemic very common garigue species. Another similar species is found in Malta but is confined to San Anton Gardens.

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Post by xilpa » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:46 pm

Many thanks Owen, very kind of you.

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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:08 pm

beautiful photographs, as always!

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Post by xilpa » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 am

Many thanks

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:08 am

Is this photographed specimen also Tudorella sulcata melitense ? It was found abundantly at tal-Magun, Qala.

Is it the same as Pomatias sulcatus?

http://www.maltawildplants.com/!faunafu ... s=Pomatias sulcatus

Are the common garigue specimens usually all the endemic species or there are other Tudorella sulcata which are not melitense in Malta?
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