World’s largest campodeid dipluran named after the mythological giant Daidarabotchi

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  • October 25, 2018
  • The insect-like animal is also the first subterranean representative of its family in Japan Amongst the fauna thriving in the subterranean spaces below the surface of the earth’s crust, the insect-like diplurans and, precisely, those in the campodeid family are one of the best-known groups, currently comprising almost 150 species. However, not a single subterranean […]

    Cave snail from South Korea suggests ancient subterranean diversity across Eurasia

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  • August 19, 2015
  • As tiny as 1.7 mm, a snail whose relatives live exclusively in the deep recesses of caves, provided a sensational discovery from the depths of Nodong cave, South Korea, back in 2000 for its collector, J. S. Lee. It is the only cave-dwelling representative of the family of hollow-shelled snails in the whole of Asia […]