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Euplecta travancorica

Members of the family Ariophantidae exhibit tail appendages. The typical form of Euplecta travancorica comes from India and this Sri lankan example may be a distinct species.

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Selected publications

Sutcharit, C., Naggs, F., Wade, C.M., Fontanilla, I., and Panha, S. 2010.The new family Diapheridae, a new species of Diaphera Albers from Thailand, and the position of the Diapheridae within a molecular phylogeny of the Streptaxoidea (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 1-16. For reprints of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Kongim, B., Sutcharit, C., Tongkerd, P., Tan, S-H. A., Quyn, N.X., Naggs, F., and Panha, S. 2010. Karyotype variations in the Genus Pollicaria (Caenogastropoda: Pupinidae). Zoological Studies 49: 125-131. For reprints of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Sutcharit, C., Naggs, F., Panha, S. 2010. A first record of the family Cerastidae in Thailand, with a description of a new species (Pulmonata: Orthurethra: Cerastidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 58: 251-258.
Published online at: http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/58/58rbz251-258.pdf

Pokryszkoi, B.M., Auffenberg, K., Hlavác, J.C. and Naggs, F. 2010. Pupilloidea of Pakistan (Gastropoda: Pulmonata): Truncatellininae, Vertigininae, Gastrocoptinae, Pupillinae (in part). Annales Zoologici 59: 423-458. For reprints of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Raheem, D.C., Naggs, F., Chimonides, P.D.J., Preece, R.C. and Eggleton, P. (2009). Fragmentation and pre-existing species turnover determine land-snail assemblages of tropical rain forest. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1923-1938. For reprints of this paper contact D. Raheem.

Raheem, D.C., Naggs F., Preece, R.C., Mapatuna, Y., Kariyawasam, L.,. and Eggleton, P. 2008. Structure and conservation of Sri Lankan land-snail assemblages in fragmented lowland rainforest and village home gardens. Journal of applied Ecology 45: 1019-1028. For reprints of this paper contact D. Raheem.

Budha, P.B., and Naggs F. 2008. The Giant African Land Snail Lissachatina fulica (Bowdich) in Nepal. The Malacologist 50: 19-21. [ View as PDF ]

Raheem, D. 2008. Persistence and conservation of Sri Lankan rainforest snails in a landscape of fragmented forest and modified habitats. The Malacologist 50: 26-27. [ View as PDF ]

Naggs, F., Raheem, D and Budha, P. 2008. The carnivorous slug Testacella in Cambridgeshire. Nature in Cambridgeshire 50: 48-51. For copies of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Sutcharit, C., Naggs, F. and Panha, S. 2007. Systematic review of the land snail genus Neocepolis Pilsbry, 1891 (Pulmonata: Camaenidae) from North Vietnam. Journal of Natural History 41: 619-631. For reprints of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Wade, C.M.,, Hudelot, C., Davison, A., Naggs, F. and Mordan, P.B. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the helicoid land snails (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora: Helicoidea), with special emphasis on the Camaenidae. Journal of Molluscan Studies 73: 411-415. For reprints of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Tumpeesuwan, C. Naggs, F. and Panha, S. 2007. A new genus and new species of Dyakiid snail (Pulmonata: Dyakiidae) from the Phu Phan Range, Northeastern Thailand. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55: 363-369. For reprints of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Naggs, F., Panha, S., and Raheem, D. 2006. Developing land snail expertise in South and Southeast Asia, a new Darwin Initiative project. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 6: 43-46. [ View as PDF ]

Wade, C.M., Mordan, P.B., and Naggs, F. 2006. Evolutionary relationships among the Pulmonata land snails and slugs (Pulmonata, Stylommatophora). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 87: 593-610. For information on obtaining copies of this paper contact F. Naggs.

Kongim, B. Naggs, F. and Panha, S. 2006. Karyotypes of operculate land snails of the genus Cyclophorus (Prosobranchia; Cyclophoridae) in Thailand. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 49: 1-8. For information on obtaining copies of this paper please contact F. Naggs.

Raheem, D. & Naggs, F. 2006. The Sri Lankan endemic semi-slug Ratnadvipia (Limacoidea: Ariophantidae) and a new species from Southwestern Sri Lanka. Systematics and Biodiversity 4(1): 99-126. [ View as PDF (2MB) ]

Naggs, F. & Raheem, D. 2005. Sri Lankan snail diversity: faunal origins and future prospects. Records of the Western Australia Museum Supplement No. 68: 11-29 [ View as PDF (26MB) ]

Naggs, F., Raheem, D. & Platts, E. 2005. Some observations on Sri Lankan land snails including the impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami on lowland snail faunas and its importance as a major fossilisation event. The Malacologist 45: 1, 3-7.
Published online at: http://www.malacsoc.org.uk/The_Malacologist/BULL45/tsunami.htm
and http://www.malacsoc.org.uk/The_Malacologist/BULL45/deccanplate.htm

Naggs, F. Raheem, D. Ranawana, K. and Mapatuna, Y. 2005. The Darwin Initiative project on Sri Lankan land snails: patterns of diversity in Sri Lankan forests. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 12: 23-29.
Published online at: http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/s12/s12rbz023-029.pdf

Naggs, F. (2004). Lack of information allows invasion of slug and snail pests in Sri Lanka. Case study 30 in Davies, H, King, N and Smith, R. (eds) Taxonomy: targeting invasives. BioNET-INTERNATIONAL.
Published online at: www.bionet-intl.org/case_studies.

Naggs, F. Raheem, D, Mordan, P. Grimm, B. Ranawana, K. & Kumburegama, S. 2003. Ancient relicts and contemporary exotics: faunal change and survivorship in Sri Lanka’s snail fauna. Slugs & snails. agricultural, veterinary & environmental perspectives. British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings no. 80: 103-108. [ View as PDF ]

Mordan, P. Naggs, F. Ranawana, K. Kumburegama, S. & Grimm, B. 2003. A guide to the pest and exotic gastropods of Sri Lanka. A ten-page folded guide. Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum.

Naggs, F & Raheem D. 2002. Sri Lankan snails. An 8-page folded guide. Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum.

Naggs, F. & Raheem, D. 2000. Land snail diversity in Sri Lanka. The Natural History Museum, London. 214 pp. ISBN 0565091514. Compact Disc. ISBN 0565091565.

Naggs, F. 1997. William Benson and the early study of land snails in British India and Ceylon. Archives of Natural History 24: 37-88. [ View as PDF (47MB) ]
Published by The Society for the History of Natural History

Naggs, F. 1996. A coloured guide to the land and freshwater Mollusca of Sri Lanka. The Natural History Museum.