4 April 2016, Thimphu: A new and endemic species of a Bhutanese snail called Truncatellina bhutanensisspec. nov. has been recently documented by a team of Bhutanese researchers together with researchers from Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Netherland. This was announced during the talk on Mollusk diversity of Bhutan by Professor Edmund Gittenberger held at DoA conference hall yesterday, initiated by National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Serbithang. The team collected 600 to 650 shells of 200 different species from as many as 35 places. The shells are maintained at NBC to serve as invertebrate references in the country.
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