Paludina


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Pal`u`di´na


n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of freshwater pectinibranchiate mollusks, belonging to Paludina, Melantho, and allied genera. They have an operculated shell which is usually green, often with brown bands. See Illust. of Pond snail, under Pond.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Of land-shells I collected sixteen kinds (and two marked varieties, of which, with the exception of one Helix found at Tahiti, all are peculiar to this archipelago: a single fresh-water shell (Paludina) is common to Tahiti and Van Diemen's Land.
Uber oligopyrene und apyrene Spermien und uber ihre Entstehung nach Beobachtungen an Paludina und Pygaera.
Supplement to number one of "A monograph of the limniades, or freshwater univalve shells of North America", containing descriptions of apparently new animals in different classes, and the names and characters of the subgenera in Paludina and Anculosa.
(52) If we can trust surviving descriptions, the tomb was carved from "Petworth Marble," a stone that geologists call "large 'Paludina' marble," after the fossil shells embedded in its calcite matrix.
The origin of the mesoderm in the gastropod Viviparus ( = Paludina).
Supplement to number one of a "monograph of the Limniades, or freshwater univalve shells of North America" containing descriptions of apparently new animals in different classes, and the names and characters of the subgenera in Paludina and Anculosa.
Gonzalez Linares (1878) mentioned the existence of bivalves ascribed to Unio waldensis (sic.) Mantell (1844) and gastropods assigned to Paludina from the province of Santander.
The Pijdura species ("Paludina" normalis, "Paludina" conoidea, and "Paludina" wapsharei [genera of Hislop, 1860]) were compared to 13 modern viviparid species from four continents (Bellamya japonica, B.
(1840): Supplement to Number One of "A monograph of the Limniades, or fresh-water univalve shells of North America", containing descriptions of apparently new animals in different classes, and the names and characters of the subgenera in Paludina and Anculosa.