Name of Newly Discovered Snail Species represents Marriage Equality

October 14, 2014 12:06 PM

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Name of Newly Discovered Snail Species represents Marriage Equality

Presence of both male and female sex organs in a newly discovered snail species has earned it a name, Aegistadiversifamilia, in honor of marriage equality. The BBC has reported that the snail, Aegistadiversifamilia, depicts how diverse sex orientation could be in the animal kingdom. Published in the journal ZooKeys, a research has revealed that the snail is a common species in eastern Taiwan, where same-sex marriages are subject to crime.

Co-author Yen-Chang Lee explained that the time when they were endeavoring to prepare the manuscript, battle for decriminalization of same-sex marriage was on in Taiwan and many other countries and states. The research team realized at the same time that Pulmonata land snails are hermaphrodite anima...

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