With theirshells measuring 0.86mm in height, the researchers believe they are thesmallest land snails ever found.
The Angustopiladominikae snail – named after the wife of one of the authors ofthe study published inthe journal ZooKeys – is just visible to the naked eye but verydifficult to spot.
这种 Angustopila dominikae蜗牛——以在ZooKeys杂志上发表这篇论文的作者之一的妻子命名——刚刚好能被肉眼看到，但是非常难认出。
BarnaPáll-Gergely, co-author and scientist fromShinshu university in Japan said he was excited to find the “really reallytiny” snails.
“These are veryprobably extreme endemic species. If we find them in more than one localitythat is somewhat surprising,” he said.
The sevenspecies of record-breaking “microsnails” were discovered by the researcherswhile collecting soil samples from the base of limestone rocks in Guangxiprovince. They say it is likely they are indigenous to the area, with the mostsimilar species living about 621 miles away in Thailand.
Like looking fora snail in a needle. Or summat.
mrrex 4h ago
How do they knowit's the world's smallest?
How the hell isGod expecting us to get garlic paste into that?!?
What is this?Some sort of sick joke?