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By Author: Dr Frank Köhler

Snail taxonomy: when genitals matter

Two new species of land snail discovered in the Australian Outback that represent previously unknown genera: the penises gave them away.

By: Dr Francesco Criscione, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2014

Land snail radiation discovered in East Timor

The discovery of many new species of land snail sheds light on biodiversity patterns in East Timor

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Vince Kessner, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2014

New land snail species discovered in northern Australia

Ten new species and one genus of land snail have been discovered in coastal areas and on the islands of the Western Australian Kimberley.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Dr Francesco Criscione, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jan 2014

Exploring The Almost Unknown: Land Snail Fauna (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The humble land snail can be an important environmental indicator. Malacologist Dr Frank Kohler reports on the first ever land snail survey in Timor-Leste, conducted during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

A radiation of river snails in Madagascar

Did Madagascar’s famous biodiversity evolve on the island itself or did it arrive from the African continent? Malacologist Frank Köhler reports.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010