Annotated checklist of the non-marine molluscs of Mount Kenya, Kenya

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C.M. WARUI
P. TATTERSFIELD
M.B. SEDDON
(2001)
Volume
37
Part
3
Page from
291

This paper presents an annotated checklist of the non-marine molluscs of Mount Kenya, based on species records in the literature, museum collections and the results of a National Museums of Kenya Darwin Initiative field study of the molluscs of the forest zone in 1996/97. The checklist is divided into 3 parts. The first contains a total of 111 species (104 terrestrial and 7 freshwater) which have well-authenticated records for Mt Kenya. The second list contains 17 species (15 terrestrial and 2 freshwater) that may occur on Mt Kenya since they have been reported from the central Kenyan highlands generally. The third list consists of 7 terrestrial species that have been reported from Mt Kenya but which are probably errors. The paper also presents a brief assessment of the biogeographical and ecological affinities of the Mt Kenya mollusc fauna, and of the species that appear to be endemic on the mountain.

Keywords
Mount Kenya
Mollusca
non-marine
Kenya
forest