Illustrations of the Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland; With Figures, Descriptions, and Localities of All the Species

Illustrations of the Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland; With Figures, Descriptions, and Localities of All the Species

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...of an inch; its height seldom exceeding a quarter of an inch. Found in woody, damp situations, and is a very local and scarce species in England. It has been met with generally throughout Ireland, except in the King s County. My friend T. W. Warren, Esq., of Dublin, met with it at Kilruddery, Wicklow; by Edward Wallen, Esq., at Altadawan, Tyrone; by Miss Mary Ball, of Dublin, at Youngrove, near Youghal; by the Rev. Benjamin J. Clarke at Monivea, Galway; by W. I-I. Harvey, Esq., near Limerick; and in glens in the Belfast mountains by William Thompson, Esq., of Belfast. 16. Hnmx LAMELLATA, pl. VII, f. 21. Helix lamellata, Jetfreys, Linn. Tr., XVI, p. 333; Thompson, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist., VI, p. 26; Brown, Illust. Conch., p. 47, pl. 18, f. 47; Helix Scarbm'gensis, Turton, Man., p. 62, f. 48. Shell trochiform, semipellucid, of a pale grayish horn-colour; body somewhat longer than the spire, which consists of five gradually decreasing, well defined volutions, terminating in a somewhat obtuse apex; outer lip thin; inner lip slightly reflected over the umbilicus; aperture sublunate, wider than long; base of the body tumid, generally of a paler colour than the superior portion of the shell, and provided with a small, but deep umbilicus; whole surface covered with an epidermis, which rises into a series of longitudinal, lamellated processes. Diameter about the tenth of an inch. This species has somewhat the appearance of H. aculeata, but may be distinguished by the lamellar epidermis not rising into spinous processes, and in being more numerous; the spire also is pyramidal, and not conical, as in H. aculeata; the aperture in the latter species is more elliptical and produced, than in H. lamellata, and it is destitute of the internal marginal rib....show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658743X
  • 9781236587435