Tuesday, 26 August 2008
New to Britain snails found in Cliveden House
If you thought that Cliveden House was most famous for orgies involving Noel Coward or that infamous scene in Scandal then think again!
The centimetre long Mediterranean snail Papillifera papillaris has been found, that could have lived unnoticed for 100 years.
The BBC report is here.
My local paper picked up on this story, and made a few mistakes - for most people they probably wouldn't be a huge issue, but they annoy me! Will comment on them very soon.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
Copyright Ed Baker