On the occurrence of Theobaldius(?) tristis (Blanford, 1869) (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoridae) in the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India

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Amrut R. Bhosale
Tejas S. Patil
Rupesh B. Yadav
Dipak V. Muley


Theobaldius(?) tristis is the land operculate snail earlier localized from South Kanara and Tinnevelly i.e. central and Southern Western Ghats according to the previous scientific literature. Occurrence of the T. tristis is reported first time from Kolhapur District, southern Maharashtra and thus includes the distribution into the northern Western Ghats. The observations of the present study are discussed in the lite of distribution of snail in this region, shell and operculum characters of T. tristis.

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