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Land snail? - razgriz - 07-16-2010

unfortunately I do not know the origin. Can you help identify this land snail? measuring 59 mm. Thanks and goodbye
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Land snail? - razgriz - 07-17-2010

anyone have any ideas?  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Ràzgriz on 2010-07-17 02:15:47 --</span>

Land snail? - paul monfils - 07-17-2010

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.

Land snail? - razgriz - 07-17-2010

Thanks for help Paul !!!  <img src="images/smiley/biggrin.gif" alt="" border="0" />