Chitons form a peculiar and highly interesting class of molluscs, known with certainty to exist since the Ordovician, and widespread in all world seas, with great concentrations along the west coast of North America and in Australia, to depths from 0 to over 7,000 m. During the past decades taxonomists all over the world have much contributed to our knowledge of the chitons and their synonymy.
The book series Monographs of Living Chitons, aimed, after a careful study of the type material, to systematically describe and illustrate every known - or hitherto unknown - species. The 5 volumes, published since 1985 have now been collected on this CD-ROM, and will thus provide a wealth of information, including illustrations and maps about the worldwide distribution, of know species. Details of all 5 published volumes can be found on www.brill.nl.
Easy navigation and full search features are ensured through hyperlinks in the text, figures, maps, and (cumulative) index. This CD-ROM is, therefore, a "must-have” for anyone interested in malacology.