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Malacofauna Pliocenica Toscana, Volume 7: Ptenoglossa [Italian]

Flora / Fauna

Series: Malacofauna Pliocenica Toscana Volume: 7

By: Carlo Chirli (Author), Enrico Ulivi (Illustrator), Stefano Caporali (Illustrator)

139 pages, 31 plates with 492 photos

Carlo Chirli (privately published)

Paperback | Jan 2009 | #227849
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Language: Italian

Volume 7 describes 65 fossil shell species in the following families: Cerithiopsidae with 4 genera and 12 species, Triforidae with 4 genera and 6 species, Epitonidae with 11 genera and 32 species, Eulimidae with 7 genera and 16 species. Every species is accompanied by the original name and the book’s title where the author described it. This is followed by a large bibliography, the distinguishing characteristics, and, where possible, the original diagnosis. Also included is a list of the fossil beds and their temporal and spatial distribution. Finally. observations on similar species and comments on nomenclature and ecological spaces are given. There are alphabetic indices by species name and generic and subgeneric name. The bibliography lists 351 titles.

Eight new species are described, amongst which are: Cerithiopsis cecalupoi, Acirsa semicorrugata, Punctiscala granulosa, and Aclis cellinii.

Malacofauna Pliocenica Toscana isn't only a series dealing with Tuscany's Pliocene fossil shells: it starts from Tuscany's Pliocenic Malacofauna and links it to Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene European fossil shells and the current Malacofauna of the Mediterranean Sea.

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