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A diagnostic manual of cowry species, subspecies, and forms
Heiman, E.L.; Inchaustegui II, J.M. (2012). A diagnostic manual of cowry species, subspecies, and forms. Published by the author(s): Rehovot. ISBN 978-965-90588-4-6. 192 pp.

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    VLIZ: Mollusca MOL449 [257428]

    Identification; Taxonomy; Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Diagnostic characters; Malacological nomenclature

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  • Heiman, E.L.
  • Inchaustegui II, J.M., editor

    This manual contains the main diagnostic shell characters of 189 species and the main diagnostic shell characteristics of 83 subspecies, the taxonomic level of which is confirmed in a Project "Intraspecific variation in living cowries" (1998-2012). All conclusions drawn in the Project are based on results of conchological studies.The diagnostic conchological information is supplemented by discussion of the 18 main forms (varieties) and illustrated by more than 1100 color pictures. The main definitions and criteria of the conchological method used and the procedure of its application are explained in detail; they can be repeated by others.A lot of information useful for diagnosing taxa of Cypraeidae is given.

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