Checklist of Newfoundland non-marine mollusca



The non-marine Mollusca of Newfoundland present extraordinary interest first, because their presence on this island may throw some light on the connection, if any, of the island with the mainland since Pleistocene glaciation and second, because of the unusually large European element represented. This island has been visited by Europeans for more than four centuries; therefore, this large immigrant contingent may be explained quite naturally. It has given rise to some speculation involving even a possible Pleistocene connection with Europe but evidence for this is extremely tenuous. Nevertheless, a detailed list of the species that do occur on the island is necessarily background for discussion.


How to Cite: La Rocque, A. (1961) “Checklist of Newfoundland non-marine mollusca”, Sterkiana. 3(1).