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Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest

Thomas E. Burke, Photographs by William P. Leonard

Publication Year: 2013

Published by: Oregon State University Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 1-4


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pp. 5-6

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pp. 7-8

My study of the inland mollusks of the Pacific Northwest over the past 35 years has been incidental to my employment as a wildlife biologist. During that time, I have communicated with many individuals regarding the molluscan taxa and have consulted with many agency personnel and consultants regarding specific questions. ...

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pp. 9-30

This work is intended as a guide for the identification of land snails and slugs of the Pacific Northwest, for use by biologists and other interested individuals who wish to identify most species in the field or laboratory without the necessity of dissecting the animals or sending them to a genetics laboratory. ...

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Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest

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pp. 31-64

This is a list of the land snail and slug species of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region of the United States. Following standard zoological nomenclature, the genera and species are italicised. Many subspecies are included, but subgenera are included only if so doing aids in species identification (i.e., by grouping species that share similar recognizable characteristics). ...

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Species Accounts

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pp. 65-266

A snail of intertidal salt marshes, the shell is higher than wide, turbinate, with a rather globose body whorl and a conical spire tapering to an acute apex. The aperture is teardrop-shaped, about half the height of the shell, and is closed by an operculum when the animal is withdrawn. ...

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pp. 267-324

The following taxa are those commonly known as slugs, the shells of which are reduced and completely enclosed within the mantle or, if visible, are too small for the animal to withdraw into. Vitrina is usually thought of as a snail, having a shell that covers most of the body, but it is included in the same superfamily as many of the old-world slugs; ...

Glossary of Terms

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pp. 325-329

References and Literature Cited

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pp. 330-336


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pp. 337-344

E-ISBN-13: 9780870716867
E-ISBN-10: 0870716867
Print-ISBN-13: 9780870716850
Print-ISBN-10: 0870716859

Page Count: 344
Publication Year: 2013