SYSTEMATICS AND ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF THE BULIMULIDAE (PULMONATA: SIGMURETHRA) OF SONORA, MEXICO.

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Title:
SYSTEMATICS AND ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF THE BULIMULIDAE (PULMONATA: SIGMURETHRA) OF SONORA, MEXICO.
Author:
HOFFMAN, JAMES ELLIS.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
A taxonomic revision of the Bulimulidae of Sonora, Mexico is undertaken. The existing species are redescribed and their ranges given. Four new species are described and one species synonymized on the basis of anatomical and conchological characteristics. In addition a new genus, Drymaeus Albers, 1850, is recorded for the state and several species are reassigned from Rabdotus Albers, 1850 to Naesiotus Albers, 1850. The zoogeography of the Sonoran species and genera is also presented along with their relationships to congenerics in the rest of North America. It was determined that one of these genera Naesiotus has a North American-South American disjunct distribution and that both it and Rabdotus probably had Southern Hemisphere origins. The mechanisms of isolation and dispersal are discussed and a microplate tectonics model is presented to explain them. The Gondwanaland distribution of the subfamily is also described.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Bulimulidae -- Mexico -- Sonora (State); Snails -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Miller, Walter B.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSYSTEMATICS AND ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF THE BULIMULIDAE (PULMONATA: SIGMURETHRA) OF SONORA, MEXICO.en_US
dc.creatorHOFFMAN, JAMES ELLIS.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHOFFMAN, JAMES ELLIS.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA taxonomic revision of the Bulimulidae of Sonora, Mexico is undertaken. The existing species are redescribed and their ranges given. Four new species are described and one species synonymized on the basis of anatomical and conchological characteristics. In addition a new genus, Drymaeus Albers, 1850, is recorded for the state and several species are reassigned from Rabdotus Albers, 1850 to Naesiotus Albers, 1850. The zoogeography of the Sonoran species and genera is also presented along with their relationships to congenerics in the rest of North America. It was determined that one of these genera Naesiotus has a North American-South American disjunct distribution and that both it and Rabdotus probably had Southern Hemisphere origins. The mechanisms of isolation and dispersal are discussed and a microplate tectonics model is presented to explain them. The Gondwanaland distribution of the subfamily is also described.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBulimulidae -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)en_US
dc.subjectSnails -- Mexico -- Sonora (State)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Walter B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMead, Albert R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPickens, Peter E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMason, Charles T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, James H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8716353en_US
dc.identifier.oclc698705847en_US
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