Scientists cite several species of snail-sucking snakes

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails out of their shells. The new species, most of which are considered endangered or vulnerable, are described today in the journal Zookeys, which also includes a new evolutionary tree for the diverse group of snail eaters in Central and South America.

Scientists cite several species of snail-sucking snakes

Five new types of unusual snake are found in South America, four of them endangered. Andrew Patterson reports.

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

These snakes slurp snails, and that's great for farmers

Animals Not all snakes are scary. Scientists are celebrating the discovery of five new species of snail-eating snakes in Ecuador. A modified jaw allows the snakes to scoop ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Popular Science

These 5 New Snake Species Suck Snails Out of Their Shells

The names of the snakes were auctioned off, and funds from the event will go toward preserving some of the species.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from National Geographic

Scientists auction snake names to save them

How would you name a snake?

Thu 14 Jun 18 from ZME Science

These Gourmet Snakes Prefer to Eat Snails

Five new species of snail-eating snakes were discovered in Ecuador.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Livescience

Five New Species of Snail-sucking Snakes Discovered

NewsNew research has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru that suck the bodies of snails out of their shells. Contributed Author: American Museum of Natural HistoryTopics: Ethology

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered, Fri 15 Jun 18 from ScienceDaily

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