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malacology

[‚mal·ə′käl·ə·jē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The study of mollusks.
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E-1: Scientists who study mollusks are called malacologists.
American Malacological Union, 63rd Annual Meeting, and Western Society of Malacologists, 30th Annual Meeting, Program and abstracts, p.
Williamson carried on extensive correspondence and specimen exchanges with malacologists from around the world, such as Robert E.
It is therefore not surprising that Degner (1934b: 377), a sharp observer and competent malacologist, was quite certain about the correct identification of his Liberian specimen of "Gulella (Avakubia) avakubiensis" (described in the present paper as Pseudavakubia liberiana): "Die Art ist so trefflich gekennzeichnet dass Verwechselungen unmoglich erscheinen" [the species is so characteristic that mistakes seem to be impossible].
In: Second annual meeting, Western Society of Malacologists.
Some of the first malacologists to describe the Tanganyikan gastropods placed them in marine gastropod families (Bourguignat 1890; Moore 1898, 1899, 1903).
Littoral and shallow water material has also been accumulated over many years and from throughout the region, during the course of on-going field research and through the collecting activities of amateur malacologists.
In 1952, and an example of John's concern for accuracy, John sent several of us malacologists on the East Coast a questionnaire hoping to arrive at a consensus on an acceptable common name for Venus mercenaria then known as the hard clam, quahaug, quahog, and cohog.
from the Department of Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Colorado Museum, the Western Society of Malacologists, the Southwest Shell Club, the Santa Barbara Shell Club and the San Diego Shell Club.
philippinarum in accordance with the Committee on Scientific and Vernacular Names of Molluscs within the Council of Systematic Malacologists, American Malacological Union (American Fisheries Society 1998).
Malacologists often assume that gastropod shell ornamentation is adaptive, but experiments that demonstrate the function of these presumed adaptations are rare (Morton, 1967; for notable tests of ornamentation function, see Palmer, 1977, 1979; Bertness and Cunningham, 1981; Appleton and Palmer, 1988; Marko and Palmer, 1991; West et al.