Altitudinal variation in Arianta arbustorum (Mollusca, Pulmonata) in the Swiss Alps

@article{Buria2004AltitudinalVI,
  title={Altitudinal variation in Arianta arbustorum (Mollusca, Pulmonata) in the Swiss Alps},
  author={H. Buria and Werner A. Stahel},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2004},
  volume={62},
  pages={95-108}
}
Arianta arbustorum is a highly variable helieid snail found in Europe. We have studied biometrically its transition from low altitude where large dark phenotypes are typical, to higher altitudes in the Alps, where small light ones are found. Seven measurements and 10 colour characters were considered. Size varies with altitude while colours rather vary with habitats. Our observations on 5 alpine transects agree with those of previous authors who sampled other alpine areas. It indicates that the… CONTINUE READING