A new record expanding the range of Amphidromus sinensis (Benson, 1851) (Gastropoda: Camaenidae)
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Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India
Submission date: 2018-10-20
Final revision date: 2018-11-05
Acceptance date: 2018-11-05
Publication date: 2018-12-11
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Sheikh Sajan   

Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M Block, New Alipore, 700053 Kolkata, India
Folia Malacol. 2018;26(4):263-266
We present a new record of a little known tree snail Amphidromus sinensis (Benson) from the Similipal Biosphere Reserve in Odisha. It is the first record from the peninsular region of India and is remote from the previously known range. The distribution suggests either dispersal of the species through the Malayan region to northeast India, through Assam hills to Chotta-Nagpur plateau, to further Eastern Ghats, or a spread which took place during the Pleistocene, with the isolated population remaining in the region.
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