New land snail discovered in Borneo named after Greta Thunberg

A team of non-professional researchers, collaborating with researchers from Taxon Expeditions, a company that organizes scientific expeditions, has contributed to the discovery of a new land slug.

As described in the related study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal, it is a snail that belongs to the genus Craspedotropis and to the group of caenogastropods (Caenogastropoda), land snails known to be very sensitive to drought conditions as well as to other conditions such as high temperatures and soil degradation, as explained by one of the co-founders of Taxon Menno Schilthuizen.

The animal was found near the Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre, a nature park in Borneo, Indonesia.
The discoverers wanted to name the animal Craspedotropis gretathunbergae, in honor of the young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

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