Check List 17(4): 1113-1116, doi: 10.15560/17.4.1113
First record of Thysanophoridae from Brazil (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)
expand article infoRodrigo B. Salvador, Laurent Charles§, Luiz R.L. Simone|, Philippe Maestrati
‡ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand§ Muséum de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France| Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil¶ Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
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The terrestrial gastropod family Thysanophoridae is reported herein for the first time from Brazil. The new record stems from a 2015 survey in the Reserva Biológica de Pedra Talhada, a protected Atlantic Forest fragment in Alagoas state, in the northeastern part of the country. Only two empty juvenile shells were found, and the specimens can be tentatively identified as Thysanophora cf. plagioptycha (Shuttleworth, 1854). Given the location is a reserve, this is potentially a natural occurrence and not a case of introduction.

Alagoas, Atlantic Forest, Lyroconus, Reserva Biológica de Pedra Talhada, Thysanophora plagioptycha