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Molluscan fauna of abandoned crystalline limestone quarry in Rogóżka (Lower Silesia, Krowiarki Range, Stronie Śląskie commune)
 
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Museum of Natural History, Wrocław University, Poland
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Tomasz K. Maltz   

Museum of Natural History, Wrocław University, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland
Submission date: 2011-03-25
Acceptance date: 2011-05-16
Publication date: 2011-10-10
 
Folia Malacol. 2011;19(3):139–153
 
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The paper deals with succession in an abandoned quarry of crystalline limestone, located in the village of Rogóżka (Krowiarki Mts near Konradów, the northern extension of the Śnieżnik Massif). Its bottom is covered by synanthropic communities of unspecified systematic rank and communities of limestone screes as well as clumps ofAlnus incana and Betula sp. The following communities, gradually entering the quarry, have been distinguished:Dentario-Fagetum, Aceri-Tilietum and Carici remotae-Fraxinetum. The malacofauna collected inthe quarry (45 species) constitutes 50.6% of the terrestrial snails recorded from the Śnieżnik Massif (89 species) and 43.7% of those collected in the Kłodzko Region (103 species). Seven of the 15 clausiliid species recorded from the Kłodzko Region were found in the quarry (47%), which indicates considerable diversity of the microhabitats. The most important species include Eucobresia diaphana, Semilimax semilimax, Macrogastra tumida, Helicigona lapicida, and most of all Clausilia parvula; for the last species the quarry in Rogóżka is the only extant locality in the Kłodzko Region. The fate of the quarry's malacofauna is uncertain, since formally it has not been exluded from exploitation; measures need be taken to establish a nature reserve there.
 
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