Report on the Present State of Our Knowledge with Regard to the Mollusca of the West Coast of North America

Report on the Present State of Our Knowledge with Regard to the Mollusca of the West Coast of North America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Lithodomus coarctata, Dkr. Galapagos, Cuming. = Crenella c., Maz. Cat. 172. Litkodomus caudigerus, Lam. " Vest Indies " without authority). "The calcareous incrustation produced beyond the ant. extremity is no specific characteristic." Vide reasons for contrary opinion, Maz. Cat. no. 176: =L. aristatus. Dr. Stimpson has seen Lithophagus arranging its peculiar incrustation with its foot.) Lithodomus pessulatus, Rve. (Oct. 1857). Hab.?--The unique sp. figured is labelled "Mazatlan" in Mus. Cum. It resembles plumula, with ventral transverse rugae. Gala agos, Cuming. Lower California, Nuttall. igen is the authority for the shells described The specimens in Mus. Cum. are attached to rocks, 10 fms., Cuming. Dkr., van Avicula barbata, Rve. Panama, under stones at low water, Cuming. =l. _/imbriata, Dkr., =lI. Mazatlaizica, Haul.) " Ditfers from Cumingii in regular sequence of scales, developed only at margin, and yellowish tone of colour." Acicula heteroptera, La1n. N. Holland. " =A. stema, Gld." Gould's species is from Gulf Cal.; but in Mus. Cum. it is marked inside " semi.9agitta." Placlmanomia foliata, Brod. Is. Muerte, Bay Guayaquil. " May=eckinata, W'. I., but has very much lar er orifice." Placunanomia macroschisma, Desi. " Onalaska, C'uming" who never was Y there). Kamtschatka, Desh. Vancouver district, abundant. Tlzracia plicata, Desh. " Mr. Cuming has specimens from California and St. Thomas, W. I." Cape St. Lucas, Xaiztiis. Melania. Various species are described from " iientr-al America," &c., which or supposed, are rejected altogether. Thus shells sent to Mr. Cuming, with authentic name and locality...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236851390
  • 9781236851390