Shell names: a guide to understanding molluscan nomenclature

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Winston A. Barney, 2004 - Mollusks - 205 pages
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Contains 191 pages of Molluscan scientific names constructed from mostly Latin and Greek roots. It is organized into twenty chapters, each dealing with a unique character by which a shell might be described; size, colour, pattern, etc. The chapters present the "word elements" in an orderly fashion and give examples of their use in molluscan nomenclature. There is also a thirteen page index of word elements to assist in finding examples of their use.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
SIZE 515
5
SHAPE 1728
17
BUILD 2939
29
COLOR 4160
41
SCULPTURE TEXTURE 6176
61
PATTERN 7782
77
NUMBERS 8391
83
FAUNA 121126
121
FLORA 127131
127
SHELL PARTS 133134
133
QUALITY 135147
135
PURSUITS 149150
149
HABITAT 151155
151
WHERE 157170
157
MYTHOLOGY 171181
171

COMMON OBJECTS 93106
93
HEAVENS
107
ANATOMY 109119
109
WHO 183186
183
PREFIXES SUFFIXES 187191
187
INDEX OF WORD ELEMENTS 193205
193

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