New Snail Named After Steve Irwin

Nov 13, 2009
Outside Magazine

Dr. john Stanisic, a Queensland Museum scientist, has named a newly discovered species of rare Australian tree snail in honor of the famous conservationist and T.V. personality, Steve Irwin, says the Environmental News Network. The snail, Crikey steveirwini (seriously), can be found in the mountainous regions of north Queensland's Wet Tropics near Cairns.

"It was the khaki colour that immediately drew the connection to the late Crocodile Hunter," Dr. Stanisic told ENN.

--Dave Costello

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