New 'scaly' snails species group following striking discoveries from Malaysian Borneo

ScienceDaily | 7/10/2018 | Staff
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Thanks to their conspicuous structures, the mollusks have been added to a brand new species group of land snails to be commonly known as the 'scaly' snails, so that they can be set apart from the rest in the genus Georissa. Why it is that only some of the species in the genus sport the unique 'scales', remains unknown.

Fascinated with the minute 'scaly' snail fauna of Borneo, the researchers carried out fieldwork between 2015 and 2017 to find out how these curious shells evolved. In addition, they also examined material deposited in museum and private snail collections.

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Apart from DNA data, which is nowadays commonly used in species identification, the team turned to yet-to-become-popular modern tools such...
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