The second largest phylum in the animal kingdom, terrestrial mollusks are of vital importance to the earth’s ecology. This richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to land snails and slugs of the Pacific Northwest is a vital reference for nature enthusiasts and biologists. With information on the diversity, habitat requirements, range of shapes, sizes, and characteristics of the PNW mollusk fauna, Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest includes identification keys, species accounts, range maps, and photographs of more than one hundred and fifty species.
Thomas Burke is a retired US Forest Service Wildlife Biologist who has worked extensively with terrestrial mollusks. Bill Leonard is an expert wildlife photographer 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
Collection, Preparation, and Preservation
How to Use This Book
Nomenclature of Shell Characteristics for use with the Identification Keys (includes 4 pages of color photographs to illustrate terms)
Taxonomic List of Terrestrial Mollusks of the Pacific Northwest
A Key to the Families and Genera of Terrestrial Gastropods of the Pacific Northwest
Keys to Species and Species Accounts (with species range maps and photos)
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