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Shell Morphology

Don't know your posterior from your anterior? Want to know where the columella is? Have no idea what a suture or a sulcus is? Fear not - here we provide a few shell pictures showing basic Shell Morphology and the associated Conchological Characters of shells.





Image references:

  1. TBC

  2. A refined protocol for calculating MNI in archaeological molluscan shell assemblages - A Marshall Islands Case Study

  3. https://wikieducator.org/File:Gastropod_shell.gif

  4. http://britishwildlife.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Bivalve

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