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Beyond Shells: The Birth of Malacology

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:00:27 +0000
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malacology
mollusks
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<p>Until the late 18th century, the study of mollusks was based largely on shells. Very little research or published information existed about molluscan anatomy and soft tissues. Giuseppe Saverio Poli, recognized by many as the father of malacology, changed this with his monumental publication, Testacea utriusque Siciliae eorumque historia et anatome (1791-1827). Poli, born in <a href="http://blog.library.si.edu/2015/08/beyond-shells-the-birth-of-malacology/#more-'" class="more-link">more &#187;</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.library.si.edu/2015/08/beyond-shells-the-birth-of-malacology/">Beyond Shells: The Birth of Malacology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.library.si.edu">Smithsonian Libraries Unbound</a>.</p>
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