Tag Archives: Albania

Vinodolia lacustris (Radoman)

Lake Prespa Mudsnail (Vinodolia lacustris)

The Lake Prespa Mudsnail was described in 1973, it was apparently endemic to Lake Prespa, an quite ancient lake that is located between Albania, Greece, and Macedonia.

There are no recent records of this species and it is believed to be possibly extinct.

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Another species of that genus, which was also presumed extinct, was rediscovered in 2013. [1] 

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References:

[1] Magdalena Szarowska; Sebastian Hofman; Andrzej Falinokski: Vinodolia fiumana Radoman, 1973 (Caenogastropoda: Rissoidea): rediscovery and relationships of a species presumed extinct. Folia Malacologica 21(3): 135-142. 2013

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edited: 24.10.2020

Ranunculus degenii Kümmerle & Jáv.

Degen’s Buttercup (Ranunculus degenii)

Degen’s Buttercup is, or maybe was, endemic to northern Albania. [1]

The species appears to be extinct.

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Unfortunately I haven’t been able so far to find out any further information about this species.

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References:

[1] Marash Rakaj: Floristic and chorological news from north Albania. Botanica Serbica 33(2): 177-183. 2009

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edited: 19.09.2020

Zaumia sanctizaumi (Radoman)

Ohrid Freshwater Snail (Zaumia sanctizaumi)

This species was described in 1964, it was a freshwater snail restricted to a very small area in the southeast part of Lake Ohrid in Albania. 

The quality of the lake’s water has declined due to pollution and, because the species was not recorded during rescent surveys, it is believed to be very probably extinct.

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edited: 15.04.2019