This lists all the original descriptions of the taxa represented by the type specimens on this website. Where the same specimens have subsequently been figured or cited we have endeavoured to list these publications too.

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Abbot, R. T., 1960
The genus Strombus in the Indo-Pacific. 1(2). Indo-Pacific Mollusca. 33-146pp
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Abbot, R. T., 1968
The Helmet shells of the world (Cassidae). Part 1. 2(9). Indo-Pacific Mollusca. 7-201pp
Abbott, R. T. & Dance, S. P., 1982
Compendium of seashells. E. P. Dutton, Inc. New York. i-x, 1-411pp
Adams, A. & Reeve, L. A., 1850
Mollusca. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang; under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., F.R.A.S., F.G.S. during the years 1843-1846. 3. Reeve, Benham and Reeve, Strand, London. i-x, 1-87pp
Adams, H., 1866
Descriptions of a new genus and some new species of Mollusks. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1865: 753-755
Adams, H., 1869
Descriptions of a new genus and fourteen new species of marine shells. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1869(2): 272-275
Adams, H., 1872a
Further descriptions of new species of shells collected by Robert MacAndrew Esq., in the Red Sea. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1872(1): 9-12
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Adams, H., 1872b
Descriptions of fourteen new species of land and marine shells. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1872(1): 12-15
Agüera García, A. & Oliver, P. G., 2008
Species discrimination in seven species of Barbatia (Bivalvia: Arcoidea) from Thailand with redescription of B. grayana (Dunker, 1858). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 18: 7-23
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Alderson, E. G. , 1925
Studies in Ampullaria. W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, Cambridge, London. i-xx, 1-102pp
Ancey, C. M. F., 1882b
Coquilles nouvelles ou peu connues. Le Naturaliste. 2, 1e Serie, 4e Annee (8): 59-60
Ancey, C. M. F., 1882d
Sur la faune conchyliologique terrestre du pays des Somalis. Naturalista Siciliano. 1(9): 205-207
Ancey, C. M. F., 1883
Sur les Mollusques des parties centrales de l'Asie (Chine et Thibet) récoltés par M. r l'abbé A. David. Naturalista Siciliano. 2(9): 209-212
Ancey, C. M. F., 1884c
Descriptions de deux espèces nouvelles d'Helix du Thibet. Le Naturaliste. 2, 1e Serie, 6e Annee (61): 485
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1885
Nouvelles contributions malacologiques. I. Sur divers Mollusques de l'Empire Chinois. II. Sur différentes espèces africaines. Bulletins de la Societe Malacologique de France. 2: 113-156
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1886d
Supplément à l'Essai monographique sur les Buliminus de l'Asie centrale Russe et de l'Afghanistan. Bulletins de la Societe Malacologique de France. 3: 329-339
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1888a
Sur une curieuse forme du Bulimulus angiostomus (Mollusques Gastéropode). Le Naturaliste. 2, 2e Serie, 10e Annee (20): 14-15
Ancey, C. M. F., 1892d
On some shells from Eastern Bolivia and Western Brazil. Journal of Conchology. 7(3&4): 90-97
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1897b
On two new species of Amphidromus. The Nautilus. 11(6): 62-63
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1898a
Description of a new Helix. The Nautilus. 12(2): 21-22
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1898b
IV. Notes malacologiques. A. Observations sur les Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles recueillis dans l'lndo-Chine et particulierement au Laos, par M. Henri Counillon, accompagnées de remarques sur d'autres mollusques de cette région, par C.-F. Ancey. B. Descriptions d'espèces nouvelles du Centre de l'Afrique. C. Notes sur quelques coupes génériques ou sous-génériques de Mollusques. D. Description d'un Mollusque méditerranéen nouveau. Bulletin du Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Marseille. 1, Series II: 125-150
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1900
Description of a land shell from South America. The Nautilus. 14(4): 42
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Ancey, C. M. F., 1901
Notes sur divers Mollusques de l'Amérique du Sud accompagnées de descriptions d'espèces nouvelles. Le Naturaliste. 15, 2e Serie, 23e Annee (338): 81-82
Ancey, C. M. F., 1903
New land snails from South America. The Nautilus. 17(7): 82-83
Ancey, C. M. F., 1904d
Notes critiques et synonymiques. Journal de Conchyliologie. 52(4): 288-316
Anderson, R., 2004
Arion occultus n. sp., a new slug of subgenus Kobeltia Seibert (Pulmonata: Arionidae) from Ireland. Journal of Conchology. 38(4): 341-353
Badcock, E. C., 1981
Hawaii's Cypraea rashleighana Melvill and the collector for whom it was named. Hawaiian Shell News. 29(6): 3
Bank, R. & Neubert, E., 1998
Notes on Buliminidae, 5. On the systematic position of Arabian Buliminidae (Gastropoda Pulmonata), with description of a new Genus. Basteria. 61: 73–84
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Bavay, A., 1904
Descriptions de quelques nouvelles especes du genre Pecten et retifications. Journal de Conchyliologie. 52(3): 197-206
Beddome, R. H., 1908
Descriptions of Labyrinthus euclausus and Neocyclotus belli n.spp., from Colombia. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London. 8: 20-21
Bernardi, A. C., 1861
Diagnose d'un Cone nouveau. Journal de Conchyliologie. 9(3): 285-286
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Bouchet, P. & Waren, A., 1986
Revision of the northeast Atlantic bathyal and abyssal Aclididae, Eulimidae, Epitoniidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Bollettino Malacologico. Sup. 2: 299-576
Bouchet, P. & Waren, A., 1993
Revision of the northeast Atlantic bathyl and abyssal Mesogastropoda. Bollettino Malacologico. Sup. 3: 577-840
Breure, A. S. H., Audibert, C. & Ablett, J. D., 2018
Pierre Marie Arthur Morelet (1809-1892) and his contributions to Malacology. Netherlands MalacologicaL Society, Leiden, The Netherlands. 544pp
Broderip, W. J., 1836
Descriptions of some shells apparently not hitherto recorded. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 4(40), 1836: 43-45
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Broderip, W. J. & Sowerby, G. B. (1st), 1832
Characters and descritions of new species of Mollusca and Conchifera collected by Mr Cuming. Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London. 2(16), 1832: 25-33
Buijse, J. A., Dekker, H. & Verbinnen, G., 2013
On the identity of Casmaria species (Gastropoda, Cassidae) with descriptions of two new species. Acta Conchyliorum Monographien. 14: 1-93
Cate, C. N., 1973
A systematic revision of the recent Cypraeid family Ovulidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Veliger. 15, sup.: 1-116
Cate, C. N., 1977
A review of the Eratoidea. Veliger. 19(3): 341-366
Caudwell, C. M., Jones, A. M. & Killeen, I. J., 1995
Three Solenogastres from the Irish Sea, new to the British marine area. Journal of Conchology. 35(3): 257-269
Cernohorsky, W. O., 1976
The Mitridae of the World. Part 1. The subfamily Mitrinae. 3(17). Indo-Pacific Mollusca. 273-528pp
Chaster, G. W., 1896
Some new marine Mollusca from Tangier. Journal of Malacology. 5(1): 1-4
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Chen, C., Linse, K., Copley, J. T. and Rogers, A. D., 2015
The ‘scaly-foot gastropod’: a new genus and species of hydrothermal vent-endemic gastropod (Neomphalina: Peltospiridae) from the Indian Ocean. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 1–13
Chesney, H. C. G. & Oliver, P. G., 1994
Taxonomy of Arabian Bivalves. Part 2. A new species of Semele (Bivalvia: Tellinoidea). Journal of Conchology. 35(1): 33-36
Coles, B. F. & Nekola, J. C., 2007
Vertigo malleata, a new extreme calcifuge land snail (Gastropoda: Vertiginidae) from the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains of USA. The Nautilus. 121(1): 17-28
Cowie, R. H. & Thiengo, S. C., 2003
The Apple Snails of the Americas (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Ampullariidae: Asolene, Felipponea, Marisa, Pomacea, Pomella): A Nomenclatural and Type Catalog. Malacologia. 45(1): 41-100
Cowie, R. H., Evenhuis, N. L. & Christensen, C. C., 1995
Catalog of the Native Land and Freshwater Molluscs of the Hawaiian Islands. Backhuys Publishers - Leiden. 1-248pp
Crosse, H., 1872
Diagnoses Molluscorum novorum. Journal de Conchyliologie. 20(3): 211-214
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Crosse, H., 1878
Description d’espèces nouvelles de Mollusques. Journal de Conchyliologie. 26(2): 166-169
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Crosse, H., 1895
Faune malacologique terrestre et fluviatile de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et de ses dépendances. Journal de Conchyliologie. 42(3 & 4): 161-473
Crowley, T. E., 1956
A new species of Synapterpes from Colombia. Journal of Conchology. 24(4): 144
D'Attilio, A. & Hertz, C., 1987
Comparison of Naquetia annandalei (Preston, 1910) and Naquetia barclayi (Reeve, 1857). The Festivus. 19(6): 56-60
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Dance, S. P., 1969
Rare Shells. London: Faber & Faber. 128pp
Dance, S. P., 1970
Non-marine molluscs of Borneo. 1. Streptaxacea: Streptaxidae. Journal of Conchology. 27(3): 149-162
de Boury, E., 1913
Observations sur quelques especes ou sous-genres de Scalidae. Journal de Conchyliologie. 61(1): 65-112
de Folin, 1867
Les Méléagrinicoles, espèces nouvelles. Imprimerie Lepelletier. Havre. 1-74pp
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De Mattia, W., Neiber, M. T. & Groh, K., 2018
Revision of the genus-group Hystricella R. T. Lowe, 1855 from Porto Santo (Madeira Archipelago), with descriptions of new recent and fossil taxa (Gastropoda, Helicoidea, Geomitridae). ZooKeys. 732: 1–125
Dean, J. D., 1926
The nomenclature of certain British Mollusca and description of a new species of Emarginula. Journal of Conchology. 18(1): 21-24
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Dean, J. D., 1933
The type of Geomelania with description of a new species. Journal of Conchology. 19(10): 331-333
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Dean, J. D., 1936
Conchological cabinets of the last century. Journal of Conchology. 20(8): 225-252
Dekker, H. & Goud , 1994
Review of the living Indo-West-Pacific species of Divaricella sensu auct. with descriptions of two new species and a summary of the species from other regions. (Part 1). Vita Marina. 42(4): 115-136
Di Luca, J. & Pastorino, G., 2018
A revision of the genus Savatieria Rochebrune & Mabille, 1885: an endemic group
of buccinulid gastropods from the Magellanic region
. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 1-10
Dillwyn, L. W., 1817a
A descriptive catalogue of recent shells arranged according to the Linnean method; with particular attention to the synonymy. 1. London. 1-580pp
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Dillwyn, L. W., 1817b
A descriptive catalogue of recent shells arranged according to the Linnean method; with particular attention to the synonymy. 2. London. 581-1092pp
Dunker, W., 1858-1870
Novitates Conchologicae Mollusca Marina. Beschreibung und Abbildung Neuer oder Wenig Gekannter Meeres-Conchylien, series 2. Theodore Fischer, Cassel. 144pp
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Engl, W., 1998
New species of the Family Eulimidae from the Canary Islands - Part 3. Description of Fusceulima boscheineni n. sp. La Conchiglia. 289: 11-14
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Fernandes, F., Rolan, E. & Otero-Schmitt, J., 1996
The genus Crassispira (Gastropoda, Turridae) in West Africa. Journal of Conchology. 35(4): 283-301
Fraussen, K. & Stratmann, D., 2013
A Conchological Iconography: The family Babyloniidae. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 1-96pp
Fraussen, K. & Terryn, Y., 2007
The family Buccinidae: Genus Neptunea. A Conchological Iconography. i-iv, 164pp
Fraussen, K. & Terryn, Y., 2017
On the identity of Neptunea lyrata (Gmelin, 1791) (Gastropoda: Buccinoidea), with description of Neptunea excelsior sp. nov. from the northern West Pacific. Gloria Maris. 56(3): 68-81
Fulton, H., 1905
Descriptions of new species of Papuina, Planispira (Cristigibba), Strophocheilus (Borus) and Drymaeus. Journal of Malacology. 12(2): 22-25
Gaskoin, J. S., 1852
Descriptions of twenty species of Columbella, and one species of Cypraea. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 19(219), 1851: 2-14
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Gassies, J. B., 1871
Faune conchyliologique terrestre et fluvio-lacustre de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. 2. Paris. 1-212pp
Gassies, J. B., 1879
Diagnoses d’espèces inédites, provenant de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Journal de Conchyliologie. 26: 330-347
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Gassies, J. B., 1880
Faune conchyliologique terrestre et fluvio-lacustre de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. 3. Paris. 1-108pp
Geiger, D. L., 2012
Monograph of the little slit shells. Volume 2. Anatomidae, Larocheidae, Depressizonidae, Sutilizonidae, Temnocinclidae. 730-1291. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Giles, E. & Gosliner, T., 1983
Primary type specimens of marine Mollusca (excluding Cephalopoda) in the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum . 92(1): 1-52
Gittenberger, E. & Goud, J. , 2003
The genus Babylonia revisited (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Buccinidae). Zoologische Mededelingen. Leiden. 345: 151-162
Glover, E. A. & Taylor, J. D., 1997
New species and records of Rastafaria and Megaxinus (Bivalvia: Lucinidae) from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, with a reappraisal of Megaxinus. Journal of Conchology. 36(1): 1-18
Gmelin, J. F., 1791
Caroli a Linne Systema Naturae. Ed. 13. Tom. 1, Vermes, Pars 6, Mollusca. 3021-3910pp
Goodrich, E. S., 1896
Report on a collection of Cephalopoda from the Calcutta Museum. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Series 2, 7(1): 1-24
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Gude, G. K., 1906
Further remarks on the genus Chloritis, with descriptions of eleven new species. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London. 7(2): 105-118
Gude, G. K., 1916
Description of two new species of Angasella. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London. 12: 41-42
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Harasewych, J., 1973
More on Murex barclayi. Hawaiian Shell News. 21(3); 159: 4
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Herbert, D. G., 1989
Pagodatrochus, a new genus for Minolia variabilis H. Adams, 1873 (Gastropoda: Trochidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies. 55(3): 365-372
Herbert, D. G., 1992
Revision of the Umboniinae (Mollusca: Prosobranchia: Trochidae) in southern Africa and Mozambique. Annals of the Natal Museum. 33(2): 379-459
Herbert, D. G. & Kilburn, D. H., 1985
Taxonomic studies on the Emarginulinae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Fissurellidae) of southern Africa and Mozambique. Emarginula, Emarginella, Puncturella, Fissurisepta and Rimula. South African Journal of Zoology. 21(1): 1-27
Herrmann, M. & Salisbury, R., 2014
A new species of Vexillum (Costellaria) (Gastropoda: Costellariidae) from the Marquesas with remarks on Mitra chariessa Melvill, 1888. Contributions to Natural History. 24: 57–66
Herrmann, M., Stossier, G. & Salisbury, R., 2014
A new subgenus including three new species of the genus Vexillum (Gastropoda: Costellariidae) from the central Indo-Pacific with remarks on Vexillum (Pusia) semicostatum (Anton, 1838). Contributions to Natural History . 24: 1-55
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Hervier, R. P., 1897a
Descriptions d'espèces nouvelles de Mollusques, provenant de l'Archipel de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (suite). Journal de Conchyliologie. 45: 47-69
Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y., 2001
Catalogue and Bibliography of the marine shell-bearing mollusca of Japan. Gastropoda. Bivalvia. Polyplacophora. Scaphopoda. Type figures. Elle Scientific Publications. 1-208pp
Holyoak, D. T. & Holyoak, G. A., 2017
A revision of the land-snail genera Otala and Eobania (Gastropoda, Helicidae) in Morocco and Algeria. Journal of Conchology. 42(6): 419-490
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Holyoak, D. T. & Seddon, M. B., 1985
An undescribed Acicula (Gastropoda: Aciculidae) from Portugal and a record of A. algerensis in Morocco. Journal of Conchology. 32(1): 63-66
Holyoak, D. T. & Seddon, M. B., 1986a
Geographical variation in Rupestrella dupotetii (Terver) (Gastropoda: Chondrinidae) from Morocco and Algeria. Journal of Conchology. 32(3): 185-190
Holyoak, D. T. & Seddon, M. B., 1986b
An undescribed Leiostyla (Gastropoda: Pupillidae) from Madeira. Journal of Conchology. 32(3): 191-193
Houart, R., 1992
The genus Chicoreus and related genera (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in the Indo-West Pacific. (A), 154. Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. 1-188pp
Houart, R., Moe, C.O. & Chen, C., 2014
Chicomurex lani sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Muricidae), a new species from Taiwan and its intricate history. Bulletin of Malacology, Taiwan. 37: 1-14
Hoyle, W. E., 1883
On a new species of Octopus (O. maculosus). Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh. 7: 319-322
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Hoyle, W. E., 1885a
Diagnoses of new species of Cephalopoda collected during the Cruise of H.M.S. “Challenger” - Part 1. The Octopoda. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 5(15): 222-236
Hoyle, W. E., 1885c
Preliminary Report on the Cephalopoda collected during the Cruise of H.M.S. “Challenger”. Part 1. The Octopoda. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 13: 94-114
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