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The Global Decline of Nonmarine Mollusks
Abstract Invertebrate species represent more than 99% of animal diversity; however, they receive much less publicity and attract disproportionately minor research effort relative to vertebrates.… Expand
Threatened plants of New Caledonia: Is the system of protected areas adequate?
With 76% of its 3063 native species of flora endemic, the New Caledonia biodiversity hotspot has long been recognized as having a high potential for conservation. Under the new IUCN Red List… Expand
European marine biodiversity inventory and taxonomic resources: state of the art and gaps in knowledge.
The European Register of Marine Species (ERMS) project has compiled a list of marine species in Europe and a bibliography of marine species identification guides. ERMS has also sur- veyed species… Expand
The European union’s 2010 target: Putting rare species in focus
The European Union has adopted the ambitious target of halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010. Several indicators have been proposed to assess progress towards the 2010 target, two of them… Expand
Plant extinction in New Caledonia: protection of sclerophyll forests urgently needed
The sclerophyll forests which once extended over the lowlands of the west coast of New Caledonia are now reduced to small fragments representing about 2% (10 000 ha) of their original area. Much of… Expand
New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
The number of described species on the planet is about 1.9 million, with ca. 17,000 new species described annually, mostly from the tropics. However, taxonomy is usually described as a science in… Expand
The challenge of small and rare species in marine biodiversity surveys: microgastropod diversity in a complex tropical coastal environment
Although molluscs feature prominently in the semi-popular and academic literature on marine biodiversity, field surveys largely ignore the small and rare species that form the majority of marine… Expand
New species and genera of the family Pickworthiidae (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda)
La radula d'une espece de Pickworthiidae, Astrosansonia dautzenbergi (Bavay, 1917) n. comb., est decrite pour la premiere fois ; elle est de type taenioglosse relativement peu differenciee et ne… Expand
Phylogeographical patterns and a cryptic species provide new insights into Western Indian Ocean giant clams phylogenetic relationships and colonization history
We are grateful to Boris Sirenko for access to the type mate-rial of T. rosewateri at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg and allowing us to sample dried… Expand