John Morton's list of Northamptonshire Mollusca (1712

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M. P. KERNEY
(1987)
Volume
32
Part
5
Page from
289

A remarkable early 18th century list by the Reverend John Morton of over forty species of non-marine Mollusca, the earliest British ‘local list’, is republished and interpreted. Morton was the first to rceognise a number of British species, including Vallonia pulchella (Müller), Acanthinula aculeata (Müller) and, probably, Vertigo substriata (Jeffreys).