Three species of mini thorn snails identified with CT scans

Main report: Three new mini thorn snails described from Georgia (USA), Belize and Panama
(Pensoft Blog)

Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Carychium hardiei, Carychium belizeense, Carychium zarzaae
Species named for: American naturalist and field biologist Frank Hardie, Belize, Eugenia Zarza
Categories: Invertebrates | New Species
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Using computer tomography (CT) tiny, highly fragile snails measuring less than 2 mm are described.  In total, there are fourteen species of thorn snails known in North and Central America.

 

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