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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 128 Issue 1, Spring 2012
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Richard's skate was first described off New Zealand in 1961. Among the features of this deep-water skate are a diamond-shaped body and brown to gray coloration dorsally and ventrally. Few have been collected worldwide since 1961; however, recent searches of the literature have revealed two specimens that had been collected off the North Carolina coast in 1974.
In 1985, Dipturus Teevani, a long-nosed, diamond-shaped skate, was brought up from 1,900 meters deep in Atlantic waters. The capture changed its depth range from 752 meters to 1,900 meters and its distributional range north of Cape Lookout 100 meters to east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Four new species of land snails have been found in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee. Monroe County in Tennessee is one area, and in the state the snails are found in Swain, Graham, and Mitchell counties.