Sympatry without co-occurrence: exploring the pattern of distribution of two Helix species in Georgia using an ecological niche modelling approach

@article{Mumladze2014SympatryWC,
  title={Sympatry without co-occurrence: exploring the pattern of distribution of two Helix species in Georgia using an ecological niche modelling approach},
  author={L. Mumladze},
  journal={Journal of Molluscan Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={80},
  pages={249-255}
}
  • L. Mumladze
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Journal of Molluscan Studies
  • Two species of the genus Helix are widespread in Georgia: H. lucorum has a Mediterranean distribution whereas H. buchii is a Caucasian endemic typically associated with broadleafed forests. In spite of their sympatry within Georgia, they are never syntopic. Furthermore, in contrast with H. buchii, H. lucorum is mainly found in areas subject to human disturbance. Another large helicoid species, Caucasotachea calligera, is widespread in Georgia and usually co-occurs with either Helix. The… CONTINUE READING
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