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Range Description

The species is reported from Greece, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Records from western Turkey seem to belong to Helix nucula (E. Neubert pers. comm. 2010). It is usually found on a variety of habitats, from coastal areas (dunes) up to 700 m above sea level (see Hubenov 2007).

Triantis et al. (2008) report that during three surveys across all the potential areas for the species to be present in the island of Skyros (Aegean Sea) no live specimens were collected, but a vast number of empty shells were found. This is believed to indicate a recent extinction of the species in the island group.


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