Frans J.A. Slieker, Chitons of the World. An illustrated synopsis of recent Polyplacophora, Ed. l’Informatore Piceno, 2000

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The first full-color general overview of the Molluscan class Polyplacophora: the Chitons of the world

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Edizione l’Informatore Piceno, Ancona, 2000 Illustrazioni Fotografie a colori
N. Volumi 1 N. Pagine 154
Dimensioni 21,6 x 30,3 x 1,8 cm. Peso 1,06 kg.
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A

 serious collector and student of shells needs to have an extensive library of specialized literature (monographies, taxonomic reviews and faunistic literature) at his disposal, enabling him to identify all described taxa. Compiling such an extensive library is not only a time-consuming activity, it can also be a very expensive one. Many attempts have been made to publish exhaustive reviews regarding the marine malacofauna, but unfortunately the majority of those pretentious projects were prematurely ended.

So we have to do with publications treating a taxonomical group (a single class, family or even smaller taxon) or describing the malacofauna of certain geographical regions. Altogether these works, piece by piece, enhance the understanding of the worlds malacofauna. This book adds to the same puzzle. It offers the first full-color general overview of the Molluscan class Polyplacophora: the Chitons of the world.

It treats almost every species one can possibly encounter when identifying chitons along the seashores of the world or when studying specimens in collections. Quite a number of species, rarely treated in general or faunistical works, is added. Altogether over 500 species (including 6l types), about 60% of the 850 extant species currently known to science, are illustrated and briefly described in this book.

Those species lacking in this book are mostly chitons living in the deepsea which are often only known from the type material and to be found exclusively in the collections of the larger institutes. Their descriptions and illustrations can be found in specific scientific publications. I hope that both conchologists and malacologists, professional or amateur, will find this a useful tool studying this fascinating group of molluscs.

[Frans J.A. Slieker, Honorary Curator
Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands]

Contents:

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements.
  • Outline of this book
  • Introduction: what is a chiton?
  • Anatomy of a chiton
  • Glossary of terms
  • List of acronyms
  • A classification of recent chitons treated in this book
  • Descriptions and illustrations
    • North-East Atlantic species
    • West Atlantic species
    • South African species
    • Antarctic species
    • Indian Ocean species
    • Indo-Pacific species
    • East Pacific species
    • North-West Pacific species
    • Central Pacific species
    • Japanese species
    • Australian species
    • New Zealand species
  • References
  • General literature
  • Index of species (including a list of synonyms)
Note bibliografiche

Prima Edizione del 2000, a copertina rigida semi-lucida fotografica a colori, con titoli al piatto e al dorso; rilegata a filo; stampata su carta patinata di buona qualità e grammatura, con ampie marginature al testo; corredata da numerose fotografie a colori; stampata in Italia da “l’Informatore Piceno” in lingua inglese, per la diffusione internazionale.

Non facile da procurare, e quasi mai a quotazioni “popolari”.

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Come Nuovo [il volume non mostra danni strutturali, strappi, segni, mancanze o usure gravi che vadano evidenziate; legatura snodata e robusta; copertine rigide pressoché intatte; con leggerissime opacità da sfregamento; coste ancora luminose; ingiallimento delle pagine molto ridotto e limitato ai margini].

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Peso 1.06 kg
Dimensioni 21.6 × 30.3 × 1.8 cm
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