An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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CONCHOLOGIST   A specialist in the study of molluscan shells (CONCHS). A group organized to share such interests is the CONCHOLOGISTS OF AMERICA (COA). See also: MALACOLOGIST; TEUTHOLOGIST.

CONCHOLOGISTS OF AMERICA (COA)   A group organized to share interests in CONCHOLOGY and which describes itself on the COA website as a "society for shell enthusiasts from all walks of life, at all levels of interest." This organization publishes American Conchologist. See also: MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY; SHELL CLUB.

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