Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest
352 pages, 7 x 10
78 colour range maps, 280 colour photos
Release Date:01 Apr 2013
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Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University Press

The second largest phylum in the animal kingdom, terrestrialmollusks are of vital importance to the earth’s ecology. Thisrichly illustrated and comprehensive guide to land snails andslugs of the Pacific Northwest is a vital reference for natureenthusiasts and biologists. With information on the diversity, habitatrequirements, range of shapes, sizes, and characteristics of the PNWmollusk fauna, Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwestincludes identification keys, species accounts, range maps, andphotographs of more than one hundred and fifty species.

Thomas Burke is a retired US Forest ServiceWildlife Biologist who has worked extensively with terrestrialmollusks. Bill Leonard is an expert wildlifephotographer and biologist who has authored other field guides,including Reptiles of Washington and Oregon.


    Purpose of this Work

    Diversity of Mollusks

    Land and Freshwater Mollusks of the Pacific Northwest

The Need to Know, Understand, and Identify Mollusks

    Mollusk Ecology

Collection, Preparation, and Preservation

How to Use This Book

Nomenclature of Shell Characteristics for use with theIdentification Keys (includes 4 pages of color photographs toillustrate terms)

Chapter 2

Taxonomic List of Terrestrial Mollusks of the Pacific Northwest

A Key to the Families and Genera of Terrestrial Gastropods of thePacific Northwest

Chapter 3

Keys to Species and Species Accounts (with species range maps andphotos)




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