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malacology

[‚mal·ə′käl·ə·jē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The study of mollusks.
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When a malacologist studies mollusks, what do you think they look for?
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.
More evidence, studied jointly by archaeologists, pedologists, malacologists, palynologists and other specialists in their particular fields is the only way in which the present rough sketch of climatic development during the Central European Holocene may be improved.
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.
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).