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Monograph of the fluviatile bivalve shells of the Ohio River, containing twelve genera and sixty-eight species

Author: C. S. Rafinesque (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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    Monograph of the fluviatile bivalve shells of the Ohio River, containing twelve genera and sixty-eight species

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The "Monographie" is one of Raflnesque's major contributions to North American malacology. It has been translated more than a century ago by C. A. Poulson ( 1832), without the plates, and with a frontispiece of U. vertucosus Raf. as noted by Binney (1863, Smiths. Misc. Coll., vol. 5, art. 1, p. 1) but the translation baa been criticized as inaccurate from time to time and it has become rather scarce. I have the following translation purposely without reference to Poulson's in order to test the validity of the criticism. In the work of translating, I have endeavored to be scrupulously faithful to the original, without trying to polish the English more than necessary. If the reader gains the impression that Rafinesque's style was clumsy, I must enter an emphatic disclaimer here.

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Rafinesque, C. S., (1964) “Monograph of the fluviatile bivalve shells of the Ohio River, containing twelve genera and sixty-eight species”, Sterkiana 16(1), 33–52.

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01 Dec 1964
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