Bhutan Discovered two new species of Snails
𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑎 𝑏ℎ𝑢𝑐𝑦𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎 from Pemagatshel and 𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑎 𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑖 from Zhemgang.
The news was published in the Basteria journal in April 2021. The two new species are determined using DNA sequencing along with morphological descriptions.
𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑎 𝑏ℎ𝑢𝑐𝑦𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎 has cylindrical shell with the whorls having prominent ribs and 𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑎 𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑖 has broad shell above the middle which narrow downs the base.
In another article, two new records of a snail and a mussel are reported from Bhutan: 𝑃𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑖𝑢𝑚 𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖 and 𝑇𝑖𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑥 𝑐𝑓. ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑒𝑟𝑖 from Jomolhari.
The specimens of the species are deposited at the National Invertebrate Repository Centre at the National Biodiversity Center, Bhutan (NBC) in Serbithang.