Thomas Everest Curator

Joined: May 21, 2019 Last Active: Jan 27, 2020

I'm currently studying biology at Wheaton College near Chicago, focusing on ecology and evolutionary biology. At home I'm a curatorial assistant for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, which I suppose makes me a semi-professional malacologist. I specialize in Californian mollusks (particularly marine), but I'm familiar with mollusks from other regions I've explored—such as the Midwest and the Black Hills of South Dakota. I enjoy helping out with identifications, but while I'm away from home I only have my digital library, the internet, and whatever I can remember off the top of my head. This semester I'm doing research with Dr. Nadine Rorem, studying reproductive photoresponses in the colonial hydroid Cordylophora. In general, I am fascinated by the diversity of life we are blessed with and I love getting outside and exploring it. I also play classical piano and run cross country and track, specializing in the 800 m; my runs simultaneously function as casual birding expeditions.

Here's some publicly available sources that I've found useful for mollusk IDs:

MARINE
Mollusks (Pacific Northwest):
http://www.bily.com/pnwsc/web-content/Northwest%20Shells%20and%20Marine%20Life%20Photos.html
Bivalves (Central California to Oregon):
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256116062_The_Light_and_Smith_Manual_Intertidal_invertebrates_from_Central_California_to_Oregon
Pyramidellidae (West Coast):
https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Monograph_of_West_American_Pyramidelli/F6cKAAAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
Pyramidellidae (Southern California):
https://www.scamit.org/tools/toolbox-new/MOLLUSCA/Subphylum%20Conchifera/Class%20Gastropoda/Subclass%20Orthogastropoda/Superorder%20Heterobranchia/Order%20%22Lower%20Heterobranchia%22/Superfamily%20Pyramidelloidea/Family%20Pyramidellidae/Subfamily%20Turbonillinae/Turbonilla%20SCB%202016.pdf
Epitoniidae (Northeastern Pacific):
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/134937#page/131/mode/1up

FRESHWATER
Gastropods (North America):
http://www.fwgna.org/species.html
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/10004R98.TXT?ZyActionD=ZyDocument&Client=EPA&Index=1981+Thru+1985&Docs=&Query=&Time=&EndTime=&SearchMethod=1&TocRestrict=n&Toc=&TocEntry=&QField=&QFieldYear=&QFieldMonth=&QFieldDay=&IntQFieldOp=0&ExtQFieldOp=0&XmlQuery=&File=D%3A%5Czyfiles%5CIndex%20Data%5C81thru85%5CTxt%5C00000000%5C10004R98.txt&User=ANONYMOUS&Password=anonymous&SortMethod=h%7C-&MaximumDocuments=1&FuzzyDegree=0&ImageQuality=r75g8/r75g8/x150y150g16/i425&Display=hpfr&DefSeekPage=x&SearchBack=ZyActionL&Back=ZyActionS&BackDesc=Results%20page&MaximumPages=1&ZyEntry=1&SeekPage=x&ZyPURL
Gastropods (Montana):
http://fieldguide.mt.gov/displayFamily.aspx?class=Gastropoda
Gastropods (Wisconsin):
http://northamericanlandsnails.org/WIFreshwaterSnailskey/wifwsnailkey.html
Physidae:
http://www.fwgna.org/downloads/wethingtonlydeard.pdf
Juga:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295832935_Molecular_phylogenetics_of_the_freshwater_gastropod_genus_Juga_Cerithioidea_Semisulcospiridae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255587252_On_the_anatomy_and_systematics_of_Juga_from_western_North_America_Gastropoda_Cerithioidea_Pleuroceridae
Bivalves (Montana):
http://fieldguide.mt.gov/displayOrders.aspx?class=Bivalvia
Pea Clams (North America):
https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/56362/MP118.pdf;sequence=1
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/9100ULX3.TXT?ZyActionD=ZyDocument&Client=EPA&Index=Prior+to+1976&Docs=&Query=&Time=&EndTime=&SearchMethod=1&TocRestrict=n&Toc=&TocEntry=&QField=&QFieldYear=&QFieldMonth=&QFieldDay=&IntQFieldOp=0&ExtQFieldOp=0&XmlQuery=&File=D%3A%5Czyfiles%5CIndex%20Data%5C70thru75%5CTxt%5C00000015%5C9100ULX3.txt&User=ANONYMOUS&Password=anonymous&SortMethod=h%7C-&MaximumDocuments=1&FuzzyDegree=0&ImageQuality=r75g8/r75g8/x150y150g16/i425&Display=hpfr&DefSeekPage=x&SearchBack=ZyActionL&Back=ZyActionS&BackDesc=Results%20page&MaximumPages=1&ZyEntry=1&SeekPage=x&ZyPURL
Freshwater Mussels (North America):
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/20017Q7N.TXT?ZyActionD=ZyDocument&Client=EPA&Index=Prior+to+1976&Docs=&Query=&Time=&EndTime=&SearchMethod=1&TocRestrict=n&Toc=&TocEntry=&QField=&QFieldYear=&QFieldMonth=&QFieldDay=&IntQFieldOp=0&ExtQFieldOp=0&XmlQuery=&File=D%3A%5Czyfiles%5CIndex%20Data%5C70thru75%5CTxt%5C00000006%5C20017Q7N.txt&User=ANONYMOUS&Password=anonymous&SortMethod=h%7C-&MaximumDocuments=1&FuzzyDegree=0&ImageQuality=r75g8/r75g8/x150y150g16/i425&Display=hpfr&DefSeekPage=x&SearchBack=ZyActionL&Back=ZyActionS&BackDesc=Results%20page&MaximumPages=1&ZyEntry=1&SeekPage=x&ZyPURL
Freshwater Mussels (Upper Mississippi):
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280298409_Freshwater_mussels_of_the_upper_Mississippi_River
Freshwater Mussels (Wisconsin):
http://wiatri.net/inventory/mussels/
Freshwater Mussels (Maryland):
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301625118_Manual_of_the_Freshwater_Bivalves_of_Maryland
Dreissena:
http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/ais/mussel

TERRESTRIAL
Gastropods (North America):
https://www.jaxshells.org/
http://northamericanlandsnails.org/publications/AMS_Workbook_KEP_FINAL.pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._I_Part_1_i-276.pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._I_Part_1_277-end.pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._I_Part_2_(1st_half).pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._I_Part_2_(2nd_half).pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._II_Part_1_(1st_half).pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._II_Part_1_(2nd_half).pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._II_Part_2_(1st_half).pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land_Mollusca_of_North_America_(north_of_Mexico)_Vol._II_Part_2_(2nd_half).pdf
Gastropods (East Coast):
https://www.carnegiemnh.org/science/mollusks/va_imagegallery.html
Gastropods (Montana):
http://fieldguide.mt.gov/displayFamily.aspx?class=Gastropoda
Gastropods (Illinois):
https://www.inhs.illinois.edu/collections/mollusk/data/mollusca-of-illinois/#Terrestrial%20Gastropoda
Gastropods (Tennessee):
https://www.npdn.org/system/files/WPDN%20Snail%20Guide%20COPY%20TENNESSEE.pdf
Gastropods (California):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1v7ndnxQdNznHG9PLUII3j6mC30SBcxpayWwanltTXkI/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=111010877051667616901
Gastropods (Channel Islands):
http://biology.unm.edu/jnekola/nekola%20pdf/wnan-78-799-810.pdf
Snails (Black Hills):
https://www.academia.edu/7175891/Land_snail_survey_of_the_Black_Hills_National_Forest_South_Dakota_and_Wyoming
Snails (Minnesota):
http://fliphtml5.com/jzrq/mttc
Pupilloidea (Eastern North America):
http://biology.unm.edu/jnekola/nekola%20pdf/Pupillid%20guide%20-%20color.pdf
Pupilla:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276180189_Species_assignment_in_Pupilla_Gastropoda_Pulmonata_Pupillidae_integration_of_DNA-sequence_data_and_conchology
Vertigo:
http://biology.unm.edu/jnekola/nekola%20pdf/malacol-62-21-161.pdf
Euconulus:
https://www.jaxshells.org/euc.htm
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329577098_When_is_a_cryptic_species_not_a_cryptic_species_A_consideration_from_the_Holarctic_micro-landsnail_genus_Euconulus_Gastropoda_Stylommatophora
Zachrysia:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268817356_The_Cuban_land_snail_Zachrysia_The_emerging_awareness_of_an_important_snail_pest_in_the_Caribbean_Basin
Banana Slugs:
https://compbio.soe.ucsc.edu/slugGenome/jointGenomicsClass-23Apr2010.pdf

FOSSILS
Black Hills:
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/55132#/summary
https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_9999.htm
California Pliocene–Pleistocene:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015010557703&view=1up&seq=15
California Tertiary (Marine Bivalves):
https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1228a/report.pdf
https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1228b/report.pdf
https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1228c/report.pdf
https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1228d/report.pdf
https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1228e/report.pdf
Santa Barbara:
http://inyo4.coffeecup.com/santabarbara/santabarbara.html
https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3001/downloads/pdf/SIM3001map.pdf
Vaqueros Formation:
http://scholarworks.csun.edu/bitstream/handle/10211.3/125128/ReidStephen1979.pdf?sequence=1
https://www.ladpw.org/wmd/scr/docs/SCR_Geomorph%20Synthesis_SWS_2011_FINAL.pdf

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