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unfortunately I do not know the origin. Can you help identify this land snail? measuring 59 mm. Thanks and goodbye
<a href="" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --></a>  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Ràzgriz on 2010-07-16 19:31:06 --</span>
anyone have any ideas?  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Ràzgriz on 2010-07-17 02:15:47 --</span>
This is a Philippine Helicostyla, H. pithogaster I believe, though H. daphnis is a possibility.  These species have distinctive periostracum when alive (fine diagonal lines in H. pithogaster, encircling bands in H. daphnis) but once the periostracum has been removed they are more difficult to tell apart.
Thanks for help Paul !!!  <img src="images/smiley/biggrin.gif" alt="" border="0" />