Original paper

Studies on the terrestrial molluscs of Malawi, an interim progress report with additions to the check-list

van Bruggen, A. C.


This paper updates the first check-list of the terrestrial molluscs of Malawi published in 1984. It adds 28 species to the list, 8 of which have been described as new taxa; 1 species is deleted. Three of the species new to Malawi had already been considered potential additional species. Most of the others represent considerable range extensions for species so far known from the mountains in the area where Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania share common borders. The distribution of the majority of the small land molluscs will be very imperfectly known as long as vast areas of Africa have not been sampled for the leaf litter fauna.