Catalogue Living Chitons

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very useful guide to classification of the Polyplacophora
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Catalogue of Living Chitons
by Piet Kass and Richard A. Van Belle

 

 ISBN 9789062790135, published in 1980, by Dr. W. Backhuys, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, hardcover in brown buckram with gold stamped front cover and spine, 144 pages, about 5.75 by 9 inches, 14.5 by 22.5 cm., frontispiece is a black and white drawing, there is no other illustration   

This book is an attempt to list all names given (until 1980) to members of the living Polyplacophora with references for their authors and dates of description along with a tentative synonymy of these names. It also includes the generic placement of Chitons within the family. Of course, there have been some changes and additions to the taxonomy of these mollusks in the 40 years since it was compiled, but it is still a very useful guide to the study of these marine shells. The book is rather scarce. As of this writing, I was able to locate only a single copy for sale in France. I found no offers in the USA. 

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