A Classification of the Living Mollusca
A Listing of Supraspecific Names
by K.C. Vaught
ISBN 0915826224, published in 1989 by American Malacologists, Melbourne, FL., hardcover in blue cloth, no dust jacket, gold leaf embossed title on spine, page size is 8.25 by 11 inches or 21 by 28 cm., 289 pages plus 12 page of introduction and 6 pages for user notes, not illustrated
This book is the result of more than 10 years of work and research by a very advanced amateur conchologist who saw the need for a systematic classification of the mollusca that would be concise, easy to use, and readily available to professional and amateurs involved with the taxonomy of molluscs. It is a tremendous aid in establishing the realtionships between molluscs at a supraspecific level. In the considerable number of years that have past since the publication of this book many changes have taken place in the structure of the family tree of molluscs. Never-the less most users will find this to be an extremely valuable tool for their shell classification. This is a used copy that is in excellent condition. There were two editions of this book published that differ only in their binding. This is the hardcovered edition, the other is a spiral bound book.