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While many researchers would use the opportunity to give a shout-out to their favorite celebrity, this team of scientists chose to highlight a human rights issue -- the fight for same-sex marriage legalization. Subchinensis was thought to exist in two populations on either side of a mountain range and a river, but the snails on the eastern side were larger in shell size and flatter in shell shape.
In investigating the genes of the two populations, the researchers found that they were actually distinct species.
He and his team thought it fitting to use the snail -- which is a hermaphrodite, possessing sex characteristics associated with both male and female animals -- to support the cause.
"They represent the diversity of sex orientation in the animal kingdom," he said in his statement.
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Co-author Yen-Chang Lee of Academia Sinica in Taipei said in a statement that he named the snail in honor of the diverse forms that a human family can take.
After over a century of being confused for another species of snail, Aegista diversifamilia finally gets its place in the limelight.In a recent paper in Zoo Keys, Taiwanese researchers named it as a new species. subchinensis, a similar land snail discovered in 1884.Remember the last time a discussion really got going in Hip Chat?Someone probably wrote, “I bet we could hash this out in 5 minutes if we talked face-to-face.” So you either scheduled a meeting or you flipped over to Skype, Google Hangouts, or your company’s conference-bridge-of-choice. The new Hip Chat video platform solves this problem, putting group video chat and screen sharing right where your team is already collaborating, your rooms.This is real-time communication for the digital age.
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