Revista de Biología Tropical ISSN Impreso: 0034-7744 ISSN electrónico: 2215-2075

The surprising “bat snail” of Costa Rica

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Monge-Nájera, J. (2020). The surprising “bat snail” of Costa Rica. Revista De Biología Tropical, (7). Retrieved from


The cloud forest of Costa Rica is home to an extraordinary snail, with a behavior sometimes reminiscent of bats, sometimes of domestic cats. Its survival seems likely thanks to the hydroelectric production program of Costa Rica, one of the world’s most advanced countries in carbon neutrality.



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