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Acavus snails

Acavus superbus

Description:

These beautiful tree snails are endemic to Sri Lanka. Acavus is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Acavidae. They belongs to group of tree snails that inhabited the ancient continent of Gondwana over 150 million years ago. . It is present a large intraspecific polymorphism, with the development of various geographical subspecies (among them Acavus phoenix phoenix and Acavus phoenix castaneus).

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2 Comments

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

Thank you Neil..... yep wish we can time travel and go to Gondwana and see....

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

A remarkable spotting, Bhagya. The whole thought of Gondwana and what it must have been like just blows my mind.

Bhagya Herath
Spotted by
Bhagya Herath

Kandy CP, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 10, 2014
Submitted on Mar 14, 2014

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