On the U-M Gateway: mass extinction victim survives! Snail long thought extinct, isn't
Friday, June 03, 2011
Using century-old reference specimens, Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, John Burch, professor emeritus; Jingchun Li, graduate student; and Taehwan Lee; collection coordinator, were able to confirm the identity of a freshwater limpet last seen more than 60 years ago and presumed extinct. In addition, they performed detailed morphometric and DNA analyses using the U-M Museum of Zoology collection. Watch for an EEB research feature coming soon.
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