Illustrated Catalog of the Living Cone Shells
by John K. Tucker & Manuel J. Tenorio
Unique copy of the publisher's proof - unbound, pages now in clear pages protectors and in a looseleaf binder
ISBN 9780984714025, published in 2013 by MdM Publishing, Wellington FL, about 8.5 by 11 inches (or 21.5 by 29.5 cm.), 517 pages, all species illustrated with color photographs
There is a website www.conecatalogupdate.com which will offer information about shells described after the publication of the book as well as any revisions made by John, Manuel and others who wish to contribute scientifically documented research on these shells. It is our aim to keep this book as fresh and as updated as possible since we feel that this book will be the standard reference work on the Conidae for a very long time to come.
"This is the first full coverage of the Conidae since "Cone Shells" by Jerry Walls published in the late 1970's. Needless to say, we are very proud that the authors have selected our company, MdM Publishing to see this book become a reality. John Tucker and Manuel Tenorio are recognized experts on this family and have collaborated in the past on a book revising the taxonomy of the Conidae at above the species level "Systematic Classification of Recent and Fossil Conoidean Gastropods" published by ConchBooks in 2009. and in several sections of the "Conchological Iconography" And John the author of "Cone Shells of Florida" published by MdM in January 2013. This book features very sharp and clear high- resolution photos of all of the cone species recognized as valid by the authors as well as a complete review as to the taxonomic placement for these shells. Also listed in the text as well as in an extensive index are the names and placement of taxa that are considered to be not valid which will be boon to professional and amateur malacologists who have to struggle to see their way through the many names that have been given to the shells in this family both recently and in the past.