Columella in Sub-Saharan Africa: a range extension of over 4000 kilometres?

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P. TATTERSEIELD
C.R.C. PAUL
J.A. ALLEN
(2001)
Volume
37
Part
3
Page from
281

Three shells of a small vertiginid land snail were collected in Afromontane Rain Forest at an altitude of 2215-2269 m in the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda, in 1996. The material has tentatively been identified as Columella aspera Waldén. The record represents the first report of the genus Columella from Africa.

Keywords
Vertiginidae
Columella aspera
Rwenzori
Afromontane Forest
Uganda