Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest
352 pages, 7 3/10 x 10 2/5
78 colour range maps, 280 colour photos
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Release Date:01 Apr 2013
ISBN:9780870716850
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Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University Press

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.

Introduction

            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 the Identification Keys (includes 4 pages of color photographs to illustrate terms)

Chapter 2

Taxonomic List of Terrestrial Mollusks of the Pacific Northwest

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

Chapter 3

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

References

Glossary

Acknowledgments

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