About Seashells

Terminology, anatomy, classification, etc.

Illustrations of Shell Features

Conchology vis-a-vis Malacology
The birth of malacology. When and how?

Counting Protoconch Whorls

Holotypes, new species, museum deposits.      A discussion from Conch-L.

Paucispiral vs Planktotrophic Protoconchs

Species, subspecies and forms.                           How do we measure speciation?

Terminology - Discussion of "Types", And, terms in species names & data slips

Understanding synonyms, INT'L CODE OF ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE

Websites with definitions of morphological features:

Paul Mikkelsen's Glossary of Malacological and Conchological Terms

Advanced glossary of molluscan terms (bivales & univalves)

Gastropoda Shell Form

Bivalves

Univalves

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