Note that size limitations placed on this site necessitated brevity in covering such a diverse and widespread fossil (and living) group such as the Gastropods. The excellent references used in the research for this web site will be of use to those seeking more information (also see the Links page):
Atlas of Invertebrate Macrofossils Edited by Murray, John W. Longman Group Ltd., Harlow, Essex. 1985.
Collins Photo Guide to Fossils by Mayr, Helmut. Harpur Collins Pub., London. 1992.
Inverterate Plaeontology and Evolution by Clarkson, E. N. K. Unwin Hyman Ltd., London. 1986.
Molluscs 5th ed. by Morton, J. E. Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., London. 1979.
Mollusks by Bartsch, Paul. Dover Books, New York. 1968.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils by Thompson, Ida. Alfred A. Knopf., New York. 1996.
A Natural History of Shells by Vermed, Geerat J. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J. 1993.
New Encyclopaedia Brittanica ed. Encylopaedia Brittanica, Chicago. 1985. pgs 306-320.
Plaeontology of Invertebrates by Enay, Raymond. Springer-Verlag, London. 1990.
Pelagic Snails by Gilmer, Ronald W. and Lalli, Carol M. Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif. 1989.
The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design by Stix, Hugh and Stix, Marguerite. Harry N Abrams Inc. Pub., New York. 1968.
The Shell Makers, Introducing Mollusks by Solem, George Alan. Wiley & Sons Ltd., New York. 1974.
The World of Fossils by Pinna, Giovanni. Bounty Books, New York. 1973.
The images used throughout the site were found at other sites of interest on the web. A few were also shamelessly scanned. Here's the credits:
- Figure 1: Conus comparison, with image from right side a fossil, scanned from Audobon Society Field Guide (below). Left Endemoconus Seieboldii conus scanned from Gastropods From Continental Shelf and Slope Around Japan (below).
Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils by the National Audobon Society; Audobon Press 1994. Page ??.
Gastropods From Around Continental Shelf and Slope Around Japan by Okutani, Takashi; Tagawa, Masaru; and Horikawa, Hiroshi; Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association, Tokyo 1998. Page 156.
- Figure 2: Devonian Bellerophron striatus from near Cologne, Germany.
The World of Fossils by Pinna, Giovanni; Bounty Books, New York. 1972. Page 77.
- Figure 3: Rhiostoma chupingense . From Molluscan Pictures
- Figure 4: Mating Limax maximus , slugs. From
The Official Pacific Northwest Slug Page
- Figure 5: A Nudibranch. From
Reef Science International
- Fig 6: A common garden slug from Britain. From British Gardening On-Line
- Fig 7: Malaysian Diplommatina ventriculus shells. Photo coutrtesy of Chan Sow-Yan's
- Fig 8: A veliger larva of the marine gastropod N. incrassatus . From Living Marine Molluscs by Thompson, T.M. and Younge C. M.; William Collins & Sons Ltd., London. 1976. Page 97, plate 6.
- Fig 9: Gastropod, Cephalopod and Archimollusc. Modified from New Encyclopaedia Brittanica ed. Encylopaedia Brittanica, Chicago. 1985. fig 3 pg 308
- Fig 10: The Parts of a Typical Gastropod Shell. Modified from Molluscan Pictures
- Fig 11: Generalised Gastopod Shell Forms. From Plaeontology of Invertebrates by Enay, Raymond. Springer-Verlag, London. 1990.
- Fig 12: A tiny Nudibranch with regulator guage. Modified from
- Fig 13: Nektic red "Spanish Dancer" Nudibranch. Modified from Carl Roessler's
Sea & See
- Fig 15: Radiative Evolution of the Molluscs. Modified from Plaeontology of Invertebrates by Enay, Raymond. Springer-Verlag, London. 1990.
- Fig 17: Dendropupa vetusta snail. From The Shell Makers, Introducing Mollusks by Solem, George Alan. Wiley & Sons Ltd., New York. 1974. Original artwork by Dawson.
- Fig 18: A Phillipine marine Chromodoris annae Nudibranch. Modified from Jeff's Nudibranch and Coral Reef Gallery
- Fig 19: An Alabaster dirona (Dirona albolineata ) Nudibranch, living in Georgia Straight near Vancouver Island. From BC Creatures Page
- Fig 20: Conus parius From
- Fig 21: limpet.gif A finger limpet. From Cal Poly University
- Fig 22: A Janthina prolongata . From Living Marine Molluscs by Thompson, T.M. and Younge C. M.; William Collins & Sons Ltd., London. 1976.
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Molluscan Pictures; Back, Next, Links, Ecology &Evolution buttons modified from same. Fossil Record & References buttons modified from BIODIDAC. Refernces button also modified from Amazon.com. Glossary button modified from
Stones & Bones. Gastropoda Main button and title graphic (both fossil Planorbaris O. Basommatophora ) modified from Collins Photo Guide to Fossils by Mayr, Helmut. Harpur Collins Pub., London. 1992.