A Catalogue of the Living Marine Bivalve Molluscs of China

A Catalogue of the Living Marine Bivalve Molluscs of China

F.R. Bernard
Ying-Ya Cai
Brian Morton
Copyright Date: 1993
Pages: 160
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2jc0kf
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    A Catalogue of the Living Marine Bivalve Molluscs of China
    Book Description:

    This is a comprehensive catalogue of the living marine Bivalvia of China. Over 1,140 species are arranged in systematic order reflecting the phylogenetic relationships of the supraspecific taxa, together with almost 3,500 binomina which fall into synonymy. Bathymetric, substrate, and geographic distributional data are given.

    eISBN: 978-988-220-055-5
    Subjects: Aquatic Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. ii-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
  3. ABSTRACT
    (pp. vi-vi)
  4. PREFACE
    (pp. vii-vii)
    Brian Morton
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 1-5)

    Interest in the marine Mollusca, both as useful products, and as objects of beauty and intellectual speculation, probably has a longer continuous history in China than elsewhere. Significant attention to bivalves occurs in the encyclopaedias published in China in the early eighteenth century, and manuals on the culture of bivalves are known from the Ming Dynasty (est. 1470 AD). The Chinese marine fauna has received much attention from collectors and scientific expeditions over the past one hundred and fifty years. While initial taxonomic work was being undertaken by numerous specialists in Europe, the scientific community of China was also studying...

  6. COLLECTIONS CONSULTED
    (pp. 6-6)
  7. ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. 7-8)
  8. CLASSIFICATION
    (pp. 9-16)
  9. SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUE
    (pp. 17-120)
  10. REFERENCES
    (pp. 121-146)