Plans for a checklist of North American mollusca



Checklists of genera and species on a· continent-wide basis are valuable reference works for the study of any phylum. So far, no such list has been compiled for the Mollusca due, apparently to three kinds of difficulties: 1) Disagreement on the validity of taxa .and on the proper name to be applied to each one; 2) The volume of literature to be combed for records and the small number of .accurate partial lists either for small areas or systematic groups; and 3) The cost of printing such a checklist by standard methods and of making the checklist available to individual workers in. the field, particularly the beginners, who need it most.


How to Cite: La Rocque, A. (1959) “Plans for a checklist of North American mollusca”, Sterkiana. 1(1).