Friday, 30 September 2016

Urocoptid

Image: Carlos De Soto Molinari
Look at this cute, little snail!

Image: Simon's Specimen Shells Ltd
And... this one.

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
What a cute, little shell!

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
Isn't it... lovely?

There are a lot of lovely snails in the Urocoptidae family. It contains dozens and dozens of land snails found all over the Caribbean and tropical parts of the Americas.

Image: Claude & Amandine EVANNO
They look like maggots!

Image: Claude & Amandine EVANNO
They look like drills!

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
They look like... erm... that.

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
And sometimes, just sometimes, they look almost normal.

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! neat!!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Cool, aren't they?

Esther said...

The second last one makes a pretty passable unicorn horn!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha! Passable, yeah. I think unicorns might've had a slightly different reputation if their horns were red with teeth things sticking out!

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