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1 October 2011 The Publications and Malacological Taxa of William Wood (1774–1857)
Eugene V. Coan, Richard E. Petit
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William Wood (1774–1857), trained as a physician, soon turned his attention to natural history book publication and sales. Working in London, his chief malacological publications were the General conchology (1814–1815; reprinted in 1835), two editions of the Index testaceologicus (1818, 1823–1825; the latter reprinted in 1828), and a Supplement (1828) to the Index containing many new species. He made available 282 specific names, of which 109 are now considered valid. Type lots of many of his species are present in The Natural History Museum, London, some newly located during the present study.

Eugene V. Coan and Richard E. Petit "The Publications and Malacological Taxa of William Wood (1774–1857)," Malacologia 54(1-2), 1-76, (1 October 2011).
Accepted: 3 December 2010; Published: 1 October 2011
John Edward Gray
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