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San Gabriel Chestnut Snail in the news!

Little is known about the San Gabriel Chestnut snail other than it has a very limited habitat that has, historically, been reduced by anthropogenic development (housing, roads, etc. ). On November 14, the Center of Biological Diversity sent a petition to the US Department of the Interior and US Fish and Wildlife Service to list this species as endangered.

The observations from this project are some of, if not the only known records of this snail in the last 35 years!

Congratulations SLIME participants, especially Cedric Lee and James Bailey.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2017/san-gabriel-chestnut-11-13-2017.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYc5rZadc0g&feature=youtu.be

All the best,
Jann

Posted on November 14, 2017 06:30 PM by jannvendetti jannvendetti | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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Snails and slugs Living in Metropolitan Environments (SLIME) is a citizen science project that aims to catalogue the biodiversity of terrestrial gastropods (land snails and slugs) in Southern California. The Natural History Museum’s collection of land snails includes thousands of specimens from locations throughout the Southern California region and spans the last 100 years. However, not much ...more ↓

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