Hermaphrodite snail named after marriage equality

  • metta

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    Oct 14, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    Hermaphrodite snail named after marriage equality


    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29599785

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    Oct 14, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    Because the path to equality moves slowly, but surely! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 14, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    They only got that half politically correct.

    Aegista diversifamilia?

    I'm marking off for aegism.

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    Oct 15, 2014 4:50 PM GMT
    Haha, aegism is everywhere!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegista_diversifamilia

    Wikipedia:Dr. Yen-Chang Lee, co-author of the ZooKeys paper describing the species,[2] said: "When we were preparing the manuscript, it was a period when Taiwan and many other countries and states were struggling for the recognition of same-sex marriage rights. It reminded us that Pulmonata land snails are hermaphrodite animals, which means they have both male and female reproductive organs in single individual. They represent the diversity of sex orientation in the animal kingdom. We decided that maybe this is a good occasion to name the snail to remember the struggle for the recognition of same-sex marriage rights."


    Also:

    Aegista:Species within this genus create and use love darts as part of their mating behavior.


    I am digging the sound of it: love darts. We can all learn from the humble Aegista!
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    Oct 15, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    It's so cute, I want to boil it and eat it with drawn butter =o~
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    Oct 16, 2014 8:32 AM GMT
    If only, humans could be hermaphrodite, this world has been lot better for women and homosexuals.
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    Oct 16, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    I would throw salt at it.