Terrestrial invasion of pomatiopsid gastropods in the heavy-snow region of the Japanese Archipelago

@inproceedings{Kameda2010TerrestrialIO,
  title={Terrestrial invasion of pomatiopsid gastropods in the heavy-snow region of the Japanese Archipelago},
  author={Yuichi Kameda and Makoto Kat{\^o}},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2010}
}
Gastropod mollusks are one of the most successful animals that have diversified in the fully terrestrial habitat. They have evolved terrestrial taxa in more than nine lineages, most of which originated during the Paleozoic or Mesozoic. The rissooidean gastropod family Pomatiopsidae is one of the few groups that have evolved fully terrestrial taxa during the late Cenozoic. The pomatiopsine diversity is particularly high in the Japanese Archipelago and the terrestrial taxa occur only in this… CONTINUE READING