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Zoology and Natural History: ID Aids or Keys

This guide identifies major information resources in zoology including databases, bibliographies, sources of illustration, taxonomy sources, and field guides.

ID Aids or Keys





Marine Animals of Southern New England and New York by HM Weiss. 1995 location 

Latin Names Explained by AF Gotch.1996 location 

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates by JH Thorp. 3rd ed. 2010 paper ed. location 

Guide to Identification of Marine and Estuarine Invertebrates by KL Gosner. 1971 location 

Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges by J NA Hooper and R WM Van Soest. 2002 paper ed. location 

American Insects by RH Arnett, Jr. 2000 location 

Bees of the World by CD Michener. 2007 paper ed. location 

A Student's Guide to the Seashore by JD Fish and S Fish. 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 1996. Identification aid to the species level.  Some black and white line drawings. Includes some keys. location 

Primates of the World: an illustrated guide by Jean-Jacques Petter and Francois Desbordes. Includes physical measurements and distribution maps. 2013 location 


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