Cenozoic mollusca of New Zealand : Revised descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic mollusca from Beu & Maxwell (1990)

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    Beu, A.G.; Raine, J.I.; Maxwell, P.A.; Brazier, R.C. 2009 Cenozoic mollusca of New Zealand : Revised descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic mollusca from Beu & Maxwell (1990). Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science miscellaneous series 27; New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 58 1 CD

    Abstract: The revised description has been constructed from the text of Beu & Maxwell (1990), with the figures individually scanned to be able to access them alongside the relevant text. Minor changes have been made to the text of morphological descriptions and notes about distribution, but the names of taxa and comparison notes have been extensively updated with taxonomic changes that have been published on Mollusca during the intervening 20 years. This includes publications on New Zealand Mollusca (particularly Maxwell 1992, and Maxwell 2009 and Spencer et al. 2009) as well as many papers published overseas. The relevant publications have been added into the references cited. Dr P.A. Maxwell died in 2007 and was not involved with this revision. The classification of Mollusca, and especially of gastropods, has been the subject of a great deal of research, largely based on molecular phylogeny, over the last 10-15 years, and we have tried to take all this into account. The classification of gastropods, and particularly the enormous superfamily Conoidea, has proved very complex to resolve, and is still in a state of flux. We follow Bouchet et al. (2005) for the broad classification. Puillandre et al. (2008) have attempted the first major study of conoidean molecular phylogeny, and give some idea of the difficulties still to be resolved. The arrangement of taxa is by age, matching the original monograph chapters. Where names have changed from those used by Beu & Maxwell (1990), the former names are indicated in brackets. (auth)

    CD includes a pdf of the original bulletin as well.

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