New Shells of South Asia # 2
by Dr. Ngyuen Ngoc Thach
ISBN 9780578234830, published April 8, 2020 by the author, case bound hardcover, about 8.25 by 11 inches or 21 by 28 cm., 190 pages, including 102 pages of text and 85 full page color photographic plates.
This book is the second volume of the set that began in June 2018 and it is one of the 8 books that the author has now written on the molluscan fauna of Vietnam and South Asia. This volume includes 140 newly described species of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial molluscs from Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia,Myanmar, China, Timor, and Japan. In all there are descriptions of 21 marine shells, 8 freshwater shells, and 111 terrestrial shells. There is also one new Genus described as well. The book is a very welcome addition to Dr. Thach's perseverance in the study of the shells from this part of the world and he should be thanked for sharing his work and his finding with the shell community.