Surveys for succineid snails were conducted to improve genetic and geographical information for the endangered Kanab ambersnail (Oxyloma haydeni kanabensis Pilsbry) and related taxa within the Succineidae. Surveys were carried out in the Bureau of Land Management Kanab District, at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, on 3 private holdings, and along Highways 89, 12, and 14, all in south central Utah. A population of Kanab ambersnails was known to exist in the region; other populations of Oxyloma were discovered in primarily seep-fed wetlands in Kanab Creek and in tributaries of and wetlands along the Virgin, Sevier, and Escalante rivers in Kane, Garfield, and Piute counties. None of the newly discovered populations was identified as Kanab ambersnail on the basis of anatomical evidence, although one was at the type locale for that species. We list other snail species encountered and discuss the status of the Kanab ambersnail in light of recent genetic research.
Meretsky, Vicky J.; North, Eric G.; and Stevens, Lawrence E.
"Kanab ambersnail and other terrestrial snails in south central Utah,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 62
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol62/iss3/6