Nomenclator of Gastropod Families
This work is
a very important resource for molluscan taxonomists which
gives account of the more than 2400 names proposed for recent and
fossil shells at a level higher than the Generic level. The book lists
each of these names and gives its' taxonomic status according to the
ICZN regulations as well as reference data t o those names. This surely
is not a book that will have appeal to the casual collector but to
advanced amateurs and to scientific workers in the field of
molluscan taxonomics this publication is one that has long been needed.
It also is an attempt to bridge the Cladistic approach to nomenclature
with the more traditional Hierarchical to the subject. In all this work
recognizes 409 gastropod families in the recent fauna and another 202
families know exclusively from their fossil records.
& Jean-Pierre Rocroi
2005, Malacologia, Intl.
Journal of Malacology (vol.47 [1-2]) dist, ConchBooks, laminated paper
covers, perfect binding (glued), 397 pages