A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent Shells; Arranged According to the Linnaean Method, &C Volume 2

A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent Shells; Arranged According to the Linnaean Method, &C Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...about two inches long, and near two and a half broad; but it is sometimes larger, and Favanne has mentioned a specimen which measured four inches and four lines in length; it has five rounded whirls, with a broad obsolete groove below the suture; the colour is whitish, marbled with black spots and longitudinal zic-zac stripes, and the inside is silvery. Chemnitz says that his figures 1850 and 1851 were taken from a shell which Mr. Humphreys had named ' the little Magpie from New Zealand;' and these figures have been quoted by Gmelin for a variety of the present species, but they are said to be imperforate, and appear perfectly distinct. NODULOSUS. 65. Shell conical-rounded, with the whirls nodulous and striated; umbilicus toothed. Turbo nodulosus. Born Mus. p. 349-t. 13. f. 1 and 2. Chemnitz, v. p. 181. t. 178. f. 1769 and 1770. Turbo, No. 18. Schroeter Einl. ii. p. 68. Turbo Pica, Var. 3. Gmelin, p. 3598. Inhabits the coasts of the West India Islands. Chemnitz. Born has described this species to be ten lines long, and eleven broad, and says it differs from T. Pica in having the whirls transversely nodulous and striated. Dentatus. 66. Shell depressed, sub-orbicular, with the pillar-lip denticulated on its lower margin, and the outer lip double, and striated within. Turbo dentatus. Gmelin, p. 3601. Schreibers Conch. i, p. 280. Turbo, No. 17-Schroeter Einl. ii. p. 67-Cochlea lunaris trochiformis laevis. Chemnitz, v. p. 181. t. 178. f. 1767 and 1768. Inhabits This shell appears, by Chemnitz's figures, to be eight lines long, and about equally broad; it is said to have five smooth whirls, and the umbilicus pervious; colour white, marbled with brown. Auricularis. 67. Shell conical, small, smooth, with the whirls much rounded, and the aperture...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236542851
  • 9781236542854