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Color-full and eye-catching: an iconography of Liguus land shells (Gastropoda: Orthalicidae)

Breure, Abraham S.H.; Álvarez-Lajonchère, Luis; Guillén, Adrián González


The first book illustrating a Neotropical land shell appeared in 1684, with a figure of Liguus virgineus (Linnaeus 1758). An iconography for this genus is presented, describing early pre- and post-Linnean figures from 17th and 18th century shell books, with a briefer discussion of later il - lustrations through the early twentieth century. Also the development until the first photographs in the early 20th century is briefly discussed.


history of malacologyneotropical land shellorthalicidaepre-linnean illustrations