The Small Big: Taiwan Pareas Atayal

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class="meta mb-0">Publish Date - 2021-11-22T15:55:14Z0 views

Get to know a snake endemic to Taiwan, the pareas atayal, the first local snake species identified and named by Taiwanese researchers. A small, non-venous species, it is named after one of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. Evolution has led pareas atayal to develop asymmetrical jaws allowing them to eat clockwise snails. But as a result, some snails have developed anti-clockwise shells, making it a challenge for the snake to eat.

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