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cowries – a guide to the gastropod family cypraeidae volume 2


Subtitle: shells and animals

Author: lorenz f.

Publisher: conchbooks

ISBN: 9783939767886

Provided on request

Provided on request


This book is a comprehensive treatment of the family Cypraeidae. 260 species taxa and 193 subspecies of living cowries, placed in 9 subfamilies and 49 genera, are discussed. The systematics follows molecular data, as well as shell and animal morphology. A selection of fossil taxa is presented to understand the evolutionary history and the modification of the cowrie’s shapes over millions of years. Volume 2 features the diversity of living and fossil cowries, their beautiful shells and fascinating animals.

Edition: 2018

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