Hermaphrodite Snail Named for Marriage Equality

October 15, 2014 12:07 PM

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Hermaphrodite Snail Named for Marriage Equality

A newly identified land snail hermaphrodite species, native to Taiwan, has been named in the honor of marriage equality. The researchers who found the snail species have named it 'AegistaDiversiFamilia'. According to the researchers, it represents the diversity of sexual orientation in the animal world.

The snail species is widespread in eastern Taiwan, but researchers have mistaken it with another related species. Researchers came to know about the species, when they found a morphological difference between the snails of eastern Taiwan's and snails on the west side of Taiwan's Central Mountain Ran...

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