General conchology; or, A description of shells, arranged according to the Linnean system (Google eBook)

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1815
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Contents

KidneyShaped Chiton
13
Red Chiton
14
Punctured Chiton 16 Indian Chiton
15
Tufted Chiton
16
Bicolored Chiton
17
marginatus 21
18
Meally Chiton
19
Iceland Chiton
20
Bordered Chiton
21
No Page 32 Smooth Chiton
22
Tessellated Chiton
23
37
24
No LEPAS Page
25
Windpipe Shell
31
Lepas Diadema 33 2
33
Whale Acom
35
testudinaria 37 4
37
Bell Acorn
38
Scottish Acorn
40
rngosa 41 7
41
Conic Acorn
42
Common Acorn
43
Smooth Acorn
44
clavata 45
45
Punctured Acorn
46
Sponge Acorn
47
Helmet Acorn
48
ParrotBeaked Acorn
49
FleshColomed Acorn
50
Palmated Acorn
51
Ridged Acorn
52
Violet Acorn
53
Limpet Acorn
54
No Page 27 PurpleTipped Acorn
57
Norwegian Acorn
58
Mitre Barnacle
61
Bladder Barnacle
62
Striated Barnacle
64
Duck Barnacle
65
Downy Barnacle
67
Furrowed Barnacle
68
Ribbon Barnacle
69
Membranous Barnacle
70
No PHOLAS Page
73
Prickly Piercer
77
Indian Piercer
78
White Piercer
79
Ribbed Piercer
80
Curled Piercer
81
Small PierceStone
82
Striated Piercer yj 8 Hooked Piercer
84
HartShaped Piercer
85
Teredo Piercer
86
No MYA Page
87
Abrupt Gaper
90
Sand Gaper
91
Convex Gaper
92
Sloping Gaper
93
SpoonHinge Gaper oi i Duck Gaper
94
Globular Gaper
95
Toothless Gaper
96
Nicobar Gaper
97
No page 13 Norway Gaper
98
DoubleToothed Gaper
99
Purple Gaper
100
Glossy Gaper
101
Substriated Gaper
102
2i White Norway Gaper
103
Painters Gaper
104
Oval Gaper
105
Thick Gaper
106
Pearl Gaper
107
Wrinkled Gaper
108
Radiated Gaper
109
Knobbed Gaper 11o 35 Spurious Gaper 36 Angular Gaper
110
Roundish Gaper
111
Lipped Gaper
112
UneqnalValved Gaper
113
Great Gaper
114
No SOLEN Page
115
Pod Razor
118
Carmarthenshire Razor
119
Truncated Solen
121
Sword Razor
122
Transparent Razor
123
Peascod Razor
124
Kidney Razor
125
Brittle Razor
126
Strigilated Razor
127
DockHill Razor
128
No Page 15 Guinea Razor
129
Great Razor
130
Inflected Razor
131
Little Razor 20 Molinis Razor
132
12 Violet Razor
133
Striated Razor
134
DoubleRayed Razor 13 5
135
Striped Tellen
145
FreckledTellen
146
Varying Tellen
147
Brittle Tellen
148
Inflated Tellen 119
149
Multangular Tellen
150
Gibbous Tellen
151
Minute Tellen
152
Obiiqne Tellen 18 Spotted Tellen
153
Foliaccous Tellen
154
Thin Tellen
155
No Page 23 SemiStriated Tellen
156
Flat Tellen
157
Rayed Tellen
158
RedTellcn
159
Smooth Tellen
160
ThreeBanded Tellen
163
Truncated Tellen
164
Oblong Tellen
165
Carnation Tellen
158
Blushing Tellen
165
White Tellen
166
LanceShaped Tellen
167
Scarlet Tellen
168
Chalky Telleu 44 Listers Tellen
169
Flat Striated Tellen
170
Depressed Tellen
171
Purple Tellen 17 J 50 Rough Tellen
172
Subcuncated Telleu
173
Whitish Tellen
174
Striated Tellen
175
Adansous Tellen
176
Fasciated Tellen
177
Snowy Tellen
179
Sulcated Tellen
180
Laskeys Tellen
183
PomegranateFlower Tellen
184
No Page 68 Smooth Tellen
189
Waved Tellen
190
ThreadGirdled Tellen
193
Rough Tellen
194
Prickly Tellen
195
Thick Tellen
196
Milky Tellen
196
Crooked Tellen
196
FleshColoured Tellen
196
Polygonal Tellen
196
HeartShaped Tellen
196
DoubleSpotted Tellen
196
Solid Tellen
196
Baltic Tellen
196
Obliquely Striated Tellen
196
Digital Tellen
196
Lake Tellen
197
Spanish Tellen
198
French Tellen
199
UnequalValved Tellen
201
No CARDIUM Page
203
Spiny Cockle
207
Thorny Cockle
208
Fringed Cockle
209
Tubcrctilated Cockle
210
Marbled Cockle
211
Pigmy Cockle
212
Red Cockle
213
Pea Cockle
214
Microscopic Cockle
215
Prickly Cockle
216
Imbricated Cockle
217
Greenish Cockle
218
Toothed Cockle
219
Prominent Cockle
220
Great Cockle
221
20 Smooth Cockle
222
Citron Cockle
223
Yellow Cockle
224
Banded Cockle
225
Common Cockle
226
Iceland Cockle
227
Greeuland Cockle 28 EqualSided Cockle
228
Pectinated Cockle
229
Asiatic Cockle
230
Ribbed Cockle
231
Gaping Cockle
232
Splen Cockle
233
Donax Cockle
234
Janus Cockle
235
Rough Cockle
236
Flexuous Cockle
237
Rusty Cockle
238
Streaked Cockle
239
Triangular Cockle
240
Strawberry Cockle
241
White Strawberry Cockle
242
Diana Heart Cockle
243
SpinyKeeled Heart Cockle
244
SmoothKeeled Heart Cockle
245

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