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Scientists identify new snail species, a new species of snail caenogastropod that lives in the rain forests of the lowlands of Borneo. A team of professional scientists and citizens discovered a new species of caenogastropod snail that lives in the rain forests of the lowlands of Borneo and named it in honor of climate activist Greta Thunberg.

An individual of Craspedotropis gretathunbergae. The newly described snail belongs to the so-called caenogastropods, a group of land snails that are known to be sensitive to drought, extreme temperatures and forest degradation, said Dr. Menno Schilthuizen, snail expert and co-founder of Taxon Expeditions.

“All individuals were found very close to the Kuala Belalong Field Studies Center, at the foot of a steep hill, beside the river bank, while feeding at night on the green leaves of the undergrowth plants.”


The researchers decided to name the new species Craspedotropis gretathunbergae in honor of the young climatic activist Greta Thunberg, because the caenogastropod snails of the rainforests are very sensitive to droughts and extreme temperatures that are likely to be more frequent as climate change continues.

“Naming this snail as Greta Thunberg is our way of recognizing that her generation will be responsible for solving the problems they did not create,” said citizen scientist J.P. Lim, who found the first individual of the new species and it is a promise that people of all generations will join her to help her.

The team also approached Ms. Thunberg, who said: she would be delighted that this species bears her name. This is not the first time that the Taxon Expeditions team names a species in honor of an environmental defender, the scientists said.

In 2018, we named a new species of beetle in honor of the famous actor and climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio. “Sir. DiCaprio temporarily changed his profile picture on Facebook to his beetle’s photo to recognize this honor.”

Terrestrial molluscs from Cape Delgado and adjacent continental regions of northeast Mozambique. 19 stations were studied and 46 species of terrestrial molluscs were recorded in an area of 18 × 55 km in the northeast corner of Mozambique.

Three stations in Cabo Delgado (a peninsula in the extreme north of the Quimbas archipelago) yielded 19 species not found in the inland sampling area, and 18 species found inland were not found in Cabo Delgado, with nine in both regions.

The main ecological difference between Cabo Delgado and the interior region is the abundance of limestone in the first and its total depletion in the second. References to the original publication, type locality, type sample size (s) and summary geographic distribution are provided.

And as well as color photographs for each registered species. A new species of Gulela (Pulmonta: Streptaxidae) from Cobo Delgado has been described. W. between the 18th century and 1847.

Based on a collection made by Peters, e. Von Martens dates from the mid-19th century, when E.W. Von Martons had not published a series of documents (1860, 1869a, 1879) until it had been thoroughly examined.

The list of terrestrial mollusks given by Peter by von Martens in Mozambique and Lorenzo Marquis totaled 16 species. However, only ten of these were recorded in Mozambique in the strict sense (north of Zambezi). J. between 1858 and 1863.

Kirk’s collection effort resulted in the addition of three species, which H. were recorded by Dohorn (1865). Five species on the list are JS Gibbons (1879). F.L. Stuhlmann visited the area in 1889 and added another species to the list (von Martens, 1897).

Only 24 species of land molluscs were known from Mozambique (except Lorenzo Marques). When M. Connolly published his main criticism in Portuguese East Africa in 1925. The last list of non-marine molluscs from Mozambique l. Published by Jermaine (1935).

The northern part of the country shows 46 species of land snails and slugs. The last published record of a land snail from northeast Mozambique (van Bruggen 2006). It is based on a collection of. Van Hopen made in 1970.

Except for these scattered aggregates, our knowledge of mollusk fauna in northeast Mozambique is the same as it was 75 years ago. The team published an article describing Craspedotropis gretathunbergae this week in the Biodiversity Data Journal.

Discovered a new species of snail

Discovered a new species of snail, named after Greta Thunberg. London: Scientists discovered a new species of land snail in honor of Swedish activist Grata Thunberg for her efforts to raise awareness of land change, and named it ‘Crespedotropis Gratthunberga’.

According to the study, published in the ‘Journal of Biodiversity Data’, the newly discovered species belongs to the so-called Coyogastropods, a group of land snails known to be sensitive to drought, extreme temperatures and forest degradation.

Scientists, including evolutionary ecologist Meno Schilthuijn from the ‘Naturalis Biodiversity Center’ in the Netherlands, said the snails were found very close to the research station at Brunei’s ‘Kualaal Belang Field Study Center’.

She said that snails are found on the banks of a mountain, on the banks of a river, on the green leaves of plants that make sense at night. In support of the amateur scientist JP Lim, who found the first person of the snail.

Naming this snail after the Great Thunberg is our way of recognizing that its generation would be responsible for solving the problems that were not done. And it is a promise that people of all generations will come together to help you.

Investigators said they contacted Thunberg, who said she would be ‘happy’ on behalf of this species.

The scientists said that the study work, field work, morphological studies and classification of the identified samples were carried out in a field center with basic equipment and Internet access.

According to the study, a ’10-day taxon campaign was carried out by untrained’ citizen scientists led by experts. Although we know that this way of working has its limitations in terms of production quality.

For example, we were unable to break down or do an exhaustive search in the literature. The advantage is the rapid discovery of species and the processing in situ. It’s included. Materials, ‘the researchers wrote in the study.


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