Pliocene Mollusca of Southern Florida
With Special Reference to those from North Saint Petersburg
by Alex A. Olsson & Anne Harbison
With Special Chapters on Turridae by William G. Fargo
and Vitrinelliade and Fresh-Water Mollusks by Henry A. Pilsbry
ISBN 0-88275-980-9, 1979 reprint of original 1953 publication of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Robert E. Krieger Publishing, New York, a hardcover in black library binding, no dust jacket, about 5¾ by 9-inch size, (about 14.5 by 22 cm), 457 pages with an additional 65 pages of black and white page size photographic plates plus their keys,
This book although it appeared in print in 1953 is still considered to be the "standard " reference guide for an identification guide to over 450 species of molluscan species found in south Florida's Pliocene Epoch (5.3 to 2.8 million years in the past) when most of what we know as Florida today was the bottom of the sea. The descriptions given for the shells are thoroughly written and the plates are clear and detailed. The original work, and a 1979 reprint as well as this reprint and one other are all now out of print.