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|TREASURE OF RUSSIAN SHELLS, Supplement 3, Part 2. A review of the genera of the recent terrestrial pectinibranch molluscs (synopsis mainly based on published data). Littoriniformes: Hainesiidae, Aciculidae, Cyclophoridae, Craspedopomatidae. by Roman Egorov, October, 2009. 58 pp., more than b/w 250 figs, In English. $25.00 + surface mail - $6.00; air mail - $8.00|
The present work is continuation
of the "Review.." series started in 2005.
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|TREASURE OF RUSSIAN SHELLS, VOL. 8. ELLOBIOIDEI (Cassidulidae, Leucophytiidae, Carychiidae). By Roman Egorov, 2007. 285x205, 2 tabs., 3 plates, 130 b/w figs (drawings and photo), 11 maps, index, 33 pages. In English. ISSN 1025-2517. $20.00 + postage: surface mail - $5.00; air mail - $8.00|
|Representatives of 3 families with 3 genera contained 8 species with one subspecies are known for territory of Russia and adjacent countries (former the USSR). As a result of studying of research collection and literature data author supplemented data on ecology and distribution of the representatives of these families, and specified diagnoses and taxonomic position of some rare and little-known species. Anatomical characters of genitalia for some species are given. Systematic position and synonymy for some species was revised. Appendix contains the check-list of fossil forms of Carychiidae from the territory former the USSR. Bibliography 127 titles.|
|TREASURE OF RUSSIAN SHELLS, Supplement 4. Illustrated catalogue with selected identification keys of the recent fresh- and brackish-water pectinibranch molluscs (Gastropoda: Pectinibranchia) of Russia and adjacent regions. By Roman Egorov, February, 2006. 88 pages, 1 map, VI Plates, more than 250 figs. In English.|
The given publication is final summarized compendium of the continental pectinbranch molluscs of the former USSR territory which includes fresh- and brackish-water representatives of this subclass.
The terrestrial representatives of pectinibranch molluscs from this territory was examined early [Egorov, Greke, 2003]. Since number of water species of pectinibranch gastropods significantly exceeds the number of terrestrial ones, author limits by publication of the systematic list of species discovered on indicated territory with notes on original descriptions and distributions for each species. Also, data on type material is given for some species.
The catalogue includes identification keys and images of shells of the species distributed on the territory of Russia and, partly, from the European part of the former USSR territory. Other species known from the territory former USSR shortly listed and partly illustrated.
Given catalogue was prepared on published data, but some information about storage of the type material is original. Data on distribution of species cited by original descriptions and recently published works [Starobogatov et al., 2004, Kantor, Sysoev, 2005, etc.].
In addition, catalogue of endemic pectinibranchs of the Baikal Lake is presented. This catalogue contains listing of all known species with data on the original description, short synonymy, two plates of illustrations of some species and separate list of references.
Author did not use subgeneric division in "Baikalian" catalogue because this category is unclear for most species yet.
The general catalogue doesn't include endemic pectinibranchs of the Caspian and Aral Seas for they are marine animals. However, some marine species which live in very freshened parts of seashores (lagoons and estuaries) are included in general catalogue.
Author accepted the system and nomenclature of the class Gastropoda offered and published by Golikov&Starobogatov  with some corrections based on subsequent publications [Prozorova, Starobogatov, 1991; Sitnikova, 1991, etc.].
The lists of bibliography contains 195 publications. In total, the catalogue contains data on 350 species of fresh- and brackish-water pectinibranch molluscs known from the territory of the former USSR for now.
|Treasure of Russian Shells, Supplement 3, Part 1. A review of the genera of the recent terrestrial pectinibranch molluscs (synopsis mainly based on published data) Neritopsiformes: Hydrocenoidei, Helicinoidei. Roman Egorov, 2005. 58 pp. ISSN 1025-2517. In English.|
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deadly mollusks of tropical seas.
The publication deals with
the mollusks of Conidae family. All 136 species of this group keeping
in the State Darwin Museum (Moscow, Russia) illustrated. Each available
species presented by two different view color
Full regional list of all
known species of Conidae conducted for Indo-Pacific, Eastern Pacific,
Text in Russian, species names in Latin, list of localities of illustrated specimens in English.
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|TREASURE OF RUSSIAN SHELLS, VOL. 7. ORCULOIDEA (Orculidae, Strobilopsidae). By Roman Egorov & Kristine Greke, 2005. 290x207, 2 tabs., 3 plates, 130 b/w figs. (drawings and photo), 22 maps, index, 61 pages. In English. ISSN 1025 2517.|
Representatives of 2 families with 10 genera contained 30 species with some subspecies are known for territory of Russia and adjacent countries (former USSR). As a result of studying of research collection and literature data authors supplemented data on ecology and distribution of the representatives of these families, and specified diagnoses and taxonomic position of some rare and little-known species.
Anatomical characters of genitalia for most species are given. Systematic position and synonymy for some species was revised.
It is established, that Leiostyla nemethi Hausdorf, 1996 belongs to the genus Euxinolauria and probably, is the representative of new subgenus. Also it is established, that Leiostyla adolfi Pokryszko, 1991 is junior synonym of Euxinolauria (Caucasipupa) p. paulinae (Lindholm, 1913). Systematic position of Orculella (?) pfeiferi Hausdorf, 1996 is discussed.
Appendix contains the check-list
of fossil forms of Orculoidea from the territory former the USSR. List
of bibliography contains 132 references.
List of described and illustrated
Key words: mollusks, chitons, gastropods, fauna, taxonomy, Ukraine.
|Anistratenko V. V., Anistratenko 0. Yu., 2001. Fauna Ukraine: In 40 vol. Vol. 29: Mollusca. Fasc. 1. B. 1: Class Polyplacophora or Chitons, Class Gastropoda Cyclobranchia, Scutibranchia and Pectinibranchia (part) / Kyiv : "Veles". hard-bound; 240 p., 143 figs. Bibliogr. 434. In Russian with English Summary and descriptions of figures. Retail price: $30.00 + postage/handling: $5.00 Registered Surface-Mail, $8.00 Registered Air Mail. Please, note: there are very limited number of offered copies.|
The present monograph is the first detailed study of the Ukrainian fauna of Chitons (3 species) and Gastropods (75 species) which belongs to the subclasses Cyclobranehia, Scutibranchia and Pectinibranchia (part).
The general part includes the description of material and methods, general characters of the phylum Mollusca; morphology, anatomy and conchology peculiarities of mollusks are discussed here, short glossary is given too.
Taxonomic part of the book
includes keys to all mentioned taxa from classes to species and their
detailed characters. The illustrative descriptions of shell, data on distribution,
variation and ecology for all species are presented. A nomenclatural analysis
is provided nearly for all species and generic-level names; detailed list
of synonyms is given, few new taxa are introduced. A lot of type specimens
(including some Linnean's species) are
Supplement includes the annotated list of 300+ fossil species of Gastropoda. For hydrobiologist, zoologist and conchologist-amateurs.
Key words: mollusks, chitons, gastropods, fauna, taxonomy, Ukraine.
Summary:The monograph is devoted to the Ukrainian Chitons and Gastropods which have not been studied so far.
The present book is divided into two parts: general and taxonomic. The general part includes the description of material examined and methods of investigation, general characters of the phylum Mollusca; morphology, anatomy and conchology peculiarities of mollusks are discussed here.
Glossary with hundreds of terms used by researchers is given too.
Besides the method of analysis of traditional conchological features we use the method of conchological studies proposed by Ya. I. Starobogatov. The description of this method we have adobted mainly by E. V. Shikov and M. N. Zatravkin (1991) paper. The present acquaintance with this method would help our foreign colleagues to estimate better the validity of taxa revealed by malacologists works in the former USSR countries.
It is known that the contour of the frontal section of a shell valve across its apex (in Bivalvians) or the suture line (in Gastropods) may be considered as a segment of ogarithmic spiral (Moseley, 1838; D'Arcy Tompson, 1917; Raup, 1966, and others). Such spiral has some constant affinities, for instance the angle between radius vector and tangent line drawn into any point of the spiral, so-called "polar angle". It is independent on the length of the spiral and therefore it is unchanged with the molluskan age.
Further it was found that
the polar angle is the species-specific characteristic of many families
of freshwater mollusks. B. M. Logvinenko and Ya. I. Starobogatov (1971)
showed that not only the polar angle of the shell frontal section contours
but also the contours
As using the comparatorial
method, the shell is drawn with stereoscopic microscopes (MBS, Opton)
and with respective drawing apparates (camera lucida). The shell should
be placed on the microscope stand on plasticine in strictly standart position.
When the shell is placed, the valve (shell) contour is drawn from the
very umbo (apex) with the drawing tube. Large shells may be drawn uncompletely
but drawing of the frontal section should
As it was shown in practice of many years (about 30 years) of using the comparatorial method, the shell groups differing in character of the valve (or the shell contour) curvature always have clear differences also in other morphologic features: the shell form, the main parameter ratios, etc. In result the comparatorial method considerably facilitates the mollusk determination after dividing the shells into groups, it is very easy to find characteristic morphologic features and to determine the species belonging to every shell group. In all cases when mollusks differing in characters of their shell frontal section curvature or contour and in other features are found together without intermediate forms, we believe it being a sufficient reason to consider mollusks of these forms as separate species.
The popularity of the method is explained by its simpllicity using it only practically, everybody can divide into conchological groups more than 100 any shells within an hour. It permits us also to compare real shells with photograph or precise drawing of the specimen presented in literature.
The comparatorial method is universal. Unlike other conchologic features the shell frontal section contour can be applied to almost all species of bivalvians and gastropods. It is possible even in the cases when external diagnostic features of species are very limited and when it is very difficult to separate species visually by the shell. The discussed method permits to compare independently all four Raup's parameters and also the fifth: the dimention of the upper base of the truncated cone of shell-tube.
It most applicable to gastropods with conispiral shells where we may see all whorls simultaneously (Izzatullaev, Starobogatov, 1984). This method is also important because linear dimensions and their relations can not adequately express the spiral growth of a shell. On the other hand the method should not be absolutized. In some cases the determination should not be carried out only by comparing the frontal section contours.
These characters should be used together with other features. Consequently, this method is only an eurystic one and in order to prove the species validity we have to use direct or undirect consequences of the biological species concept, i. e. low viability or absence of hybrids, differences in the caryotypes, or absence of transition when two forms coexist together.
In the second (taxonomic) part of the book, attention concentrated on the keys to all mentioned taxa from classes to species and their detailed characters. The present monograph is the first detailed study of the Ukrainian fauna of Chitons (3 species) and Gastropods (75 species) which belongs to the subclasses Cyclobranchia (=Patelliones Golikov et Starobogatov, 1989), Scutibranchia (=Pleurotomariiones Golikov et Starobogatov, 1989) and Pectinibranchia (=Trochiones Golikov et Starobogatov, 1989). The characteristics of subclasses (below) is adobted by A. N. Golikov and Ya. I. tarobogatov (1975) paper.
The Subclass Cyclobranchia.
The subclass Cyclobranehia
within Ukraine is represented by following taxa:
The Subclass Scutibranchia.
The subclass Scutibranchia (includes 2 species in Ukraine) is represented by order Pleurotomariiformes and 2 families: Fissurellidae (genus Diodora) and Scissurellidae (genus Scissurella).
The Subclass Pectinibranchia.
The illustrative descriptions
of shell with details of the classification, identification, distribution,
variation and ecology for all species of mentioned taxa are presented.
A nomenclatural analysis
is provided nearly for all species and generic-level names, detailed list
of synonyms is given.
Few new names are introduced:
class Chitoniodes V. Anistratenko nom. n. pro Polyplaeophora Blainville,
1816, subclass Chelodiones V. Anistratenko nom. n. pro Paleoloricata Bergenhayn,
1955, subclass Chitoniones V. Anistratenko nom. n. pro Loricata Schumacher,
1817 (=Neoloricata Bergenhayn, 1955). The replacement name within family
Valvatidae is proposed by Ya. I. Starobogatov Cincinna (Cincinna)
falsifluviatilis Starobogatov nom. n. pro Valvata fluviatilisWesterlund,
1886 non Colbeau, 1868.
A lot of type specimens
are described and figured: Tricolia milaschewitchi Anistratenko et Starobogatov,
1991 (holotype), Steromphala crimeana Anistratenko et Starobogatov, 1991
(holotype), Theodoxus astrachanicus Starobogatov in Starobogatov, Filchakov,
Antonova et Pirogov, 1994 (holotype), Theodoxus velox V. Anistratenko
in 0. Anistratenko, Starobogatov et V. Anistratenko, 1999 (holotype),
Viviparus (Haviyipaludina) rossmaessleri (Bourguignat, 1880) (syntype),
Borysthenia menkeana (Jelski, 1863) (lectotype), Boryslhenia alligans
(Lindholm, 1927) (holotype), Cincinna (Cincinna} dilatata (Eichwald, 1830)
(lectotype), Cincinna (Cincinna) chersonica Chernogorenko et Starobogatov,
1987 (holotype), Fagotia (Dneprifagotia) dneprensis Starobogatov, Alexenko
et Levina, 1992 (holotype), Micmcolpia (Potamoctebiana) ucrainica Starobogatov,
Alexenko et Levina, 1992 (holotype).
Supplement includes the
annotated list of more than 300 fossil species of
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