Photo of the day (125): Megalobulimus

Alex Popovkin, botanist in Bahia, send me a small series of pictures from a Megalobulimus species at Entre Rios, Bahia, Brazil. It is hard to give these a definite ID (many species and mostly resembling each other; photographical IDs are always tricky with these group). Possibly M. terrestris (Spix, 1827) or M. valenciennesi (Pfeiffer, 1842).

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The full series can be found at http://bit.ly/mz35iY
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2 thoughts on “Photo of the day (125): Megalobulimus

  1. Anonymous

    Another one from the same areahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/plants_of_russian_in_brazil/1383239450/in/set-72157594551131207

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  2. Anonymous

    <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><br><div><div>The snail shown in the link strongly resembles the specimen of <i>M. proximus</i> (Sowerby, 1838) figured by Simone (2006, Land and freshwater molluscs of Brazil), and which is considered by this author a synonym of <i>M. terrestris</i> (Spix, 1827).</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote type="cite"> <div style="width: 600px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;" class="PosterousEmail"></div></div></body></html>

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