Two new species of freshwater mussels discovered in Borneo

A collaborative research project involving members of the Borneo Studies Network (BSN) has discovered a new genus and two new species of freshwater mussels in Borneo.

BSN is a Borneo-based framework of research and studies network, in which Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is the current BSN Secretariat. The network aims to facilitate collaboration among higher education institutions and research centres in Borneo across many disciplines including Borneo biodiversity. A number of scientists from four of the 12 founding members of BSN, i.e. UBD, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Universitas Tanjugpura, were involved in this exciting discovery.

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