New land snail species from Australia shows dissection not necessary to identify molluscs

Posted by on April 26, 2016 3:06 pm
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Dissection might prove unnecessary when identifying new molluscs after scientists described a previously unknown land snail based on its genitalia, yet without damaging the specimen in the slightest. Thanks to this novel method, the biologists have now discovered the first new Australian snail of its family for the last 33 years.

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