Opinion 2354 (Case 3518) Cornu Born, 1778 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata, helicidae): request for a ruling on the availability of the generic name granted

@article{Iczn2015Opinion2,
  title={Opinion 2354 (Case 3518) Cornu Born, 1778 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata, helicidae): request for a ruling on the availability of the generic name granted},
  author={Iczn},
  journal={The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature},
  year={2015},
  volume={72},
  pages={157 - 158}
}
  • Iczn
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Abstract. The Commission has ruled under Articles 78.2.3 and 80.2.1 that the wording of Article 1.3.2 be interpreted to confirm the availability of Cornu Born, 1778 for a genus of land snails (family helicidae), that was based on a teratological specimen of Helix aspersa Müller, 1774. 

Cornu aspersum (common garden snail).

Its success in colonizing new areas after introduction and establishment may be due to: (i) large phenotypic variation in combinations of life-history traits, especially reflecting a high degree of plasticity, and (ii) great resistance against natural enemies.

Introduced Helicidae garden snails in Australia: morphological and molecular diagnostics, species distributions and systematics

This study assessed the effectiveness of employing DNA barcoding for identification of garden snails in Australia through characterising DNA sequences of the mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase I and nuclear ITS2 loci, and identified all four species, as well as other commonly intercepted Helicidae species.

A Sicilian–Cretan biogeographical disjunction in the land snail genus Cornu (Gastropoda: Helicidae)

An unusual biogeographical disjunction between the western and the eastern Mediterranean region is reported, hypothesized to have originated by a long-distance dispersal event of the ancestors of the Cretan species from Sicily by birds or by sea currents, perhaps facilitated by a tsunami or a similar event.

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