Philinopsis sp. a255

The four animals in the first two photos below were found together one night at Basura. They appeared to be interacting and staying together. Considering how variable some of the Philinopsis species are, it seems possible these are all color variants of one species. Other species we have seen at Anilao but have listed separately that could be in the same group are Philinopsis sp. a194 and maybe even Philinopsis pilsbryi. It seems this group would be ripe for some DNA testing.

Created 8 August 2016

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