Naturalis Expedition to St. Eustatius: discovering a new species of land snail

Since 2010 the tiny island of Sint Eustatius, or Statia, as it is known locally, has been a special municipality of the Netherlands. And despite being part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for over three centuries, the biodiversity of the islands has not been well studied. For this reason Naturalis sent two expeditions to the island in 2015 to explore both the marine and terrestrial biodiversity. The expeditions lead to the discovery of an abundance of new species. 


This news article was published in BioNews 29

BioNews is produced by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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