Researchers discover that the three known flamingo tongue snail species are in fact just one species

Two researchers at Naturalis and Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Bastian Reijnen and Sancia van der Meij, recently carried out research on flamingo tongue snails and found that the three known species (Cyphoma gibbosum – flamingo tongue; C. signatum ­fingerprint flamingo tongue and C. mcgintyi - McGinty’s flamingo tongue) are in fact one single species despite differences in their mantle morphology.

This news item was published in BioNews 4-2017

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