Eighty-two soil samples and additional hand-collection in Wind Cave National Park yielded over 2000 terrestrial gastropod specimens. The specimens represent 26 different species, including a South Dakota species of concern, Vertigo arthuri. New South Dakota state records for Gastrocopta pellucida and Vertigo tridentata were recorded. Samples from grassland habitats were less likely to contain snails and had lower species richness than samples from either forest or shrubland habitats. Canyons, creek beds, bases of limestone cliffs, and shrublands are important habitats for snails in the park.
Anderson, Tamara K.
"Land snail diversity in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 65
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol65/iss2/6