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Discussion

This is a placeholder for discussion of the FWGGP results.  We will talk about patterns of distribution and abundance within our four-state study area.  The north/south and glaciated/unglaciated patterns.  Compare to expectation from the literature.  Were any species unexpectedly common or rare?

We will also compare the Great Plains freshwater gastropod fauna to the fauna east of the Mississippi River, as documented in the FWGO and FWGTN inventories.  Maybe a Venn diagram or two?   



> References

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Dillon, R.T. Jr., M. Kohl, R. Winters, M. Pyron, W.K. Reeves, G.T. Watters, K. Cummings, J. Bailey, & M. Whitman (2023) Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee River Systems.  Freshwater Gastropods of North America, Volume 5.  FWGNA Press, Charleston, SC. 315 pp.Stephen, B.J. 2015. Species composition of Nebraska’s freshwater gastropod fauna: A review of historical records. American Malacological Bulletin 33(1): 1-11.
Stephen, B.J. 2017. Distribution and Conservation Status of the freshwater gastropods of Nebraska. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Societies 510. 32–39.
Stephen, B.J. 2018. Distribution and conservation status of the freshwater gastropods of South Dakota: A review of historical records and recent sampling. BioRxiv (Pre-print).