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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

(abbrev: SP. NOV.;
  A new SPECIES; Used in publication the first time (and first time only!) that a new BINOMEN is presented; e.g. "Acteocina atrata, spec. nov." as published in The Veliger 27(2):164-192. See also: GENUS NOVUM

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