informal group Sigmurethra
The specific name steveirwini is in memory of wildlife expert Steve Irwin. The genus name was a favourite exclamation of Steve Irwin's, "crikey!" being an Australian minced oath. The snail species was described by John Stanisic, a scientist at the Queensland Museum who was later awarded Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year 2010.
The small, rare species has a high spire and is creamy yellow with coppery brown spiral bands. It can reach 15 millimetres (0.59 in) in size. To date, it has only been found at a few localities in the Central Wet Tropics region of north-eastern Queensland.
- Stanisic, J. (2009). "Crikey steveirwini gen. et sp. nov. from montane habitats in the Wet Tropics of northeastern Queensland, Australia (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Camaenidae)" (PDF Abstract). Zootaxa. 2206: 62–68.
- "Crikey! Snail named after Steve Irwin". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
- "Steve Irwin's Treesnail". http://factsaboutsnails.com/types-of-snails/steve-irwins-treesnail-crikey-steveirwini/. Dr John Stanisic's official website Facts About Snails. External link in
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