Scientific publications

­­The museum publishes a scientific journal, Nemouria: Occasional Publications of the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Additional publications include Indo-Pacific Mollusca, and books about birds and mollusks.

Nemouria publishes original, peer-reviewed papers on the ecology, evolutions, systematics, taxonomy and distributions of mollusks and birds. Other taxa may be considered if the scope of the project focuses on North America or on a particular geographic strength of the collection (e.g. Indo-West Pacific or Philippines). Detailed descriptions of natural history will also be considered.

Nemouria is available online via the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Links to individual issues of Nemouria are included in the list below. Nemouria is also indexed by BIOSIS, sent to Zoological Record, and distributed to over 90 libraries throughout the world via exchange.

Nemouria: Occasional Papers of the Delaware Museum of Natural History

No. 1. Notes on Philippine Birds, by D. Amadon & J.E. du Pont, 1970. 14 pp. 1 colored plate.

No. 2. The Summer Birds of the Gila Valley, New Mexico, by J.P. Hubbard, 1971. 35 pp.

No. 3. Notes on Philippine Birds, by J.E. du Pont, 1971. 6 pp.

No. 4. Taxonomic and Distributional Notes on Philippine Birds, by K.C. Parkes, 1971. 68 pp.

No. 5. Notes on Arizona Birds, by J.P. Hubbard, 1972. 22 pp. $2.50.

No. 6. Notes on Philippine Birds (No. 2). Birds of Ticao, by J.E. du Pont, 1972. 13 pp.

No. 7. Notes on Philippine Birds (No. 3). Birds of Marinduque, by J.E. du Pont, 1972. 14 pp.

No. 8. Proportions and Allometry in the Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinesis, by R.W. Thorington, Jr. , 1972. 17 pp.

No. 9. South Sulu Archipelago Birds: An Expedition Report, by J.E. du Pont, & D.S. Rabor, 1973.  63 pp. +3 pp. additions and corrections. 

No. 10. Birds of Dinagat and Siargao, Philippines: An Expedition Report, by J.E. du Pont & D.S. Rabor, 1973.  111 pp.

No. 11. Annotated List of the Birds of Leyte Island, Philippines, by K.C. Parkes, 1973. 73 pp.

No. 12. Geographic variation in the Savannah Sparrows of the Inland Southwest, Mexico, and Guatemala, by J.P. Hubbard 1974. 22 pp.

No. 13. A Revision of the Ruddy Kingfisher, Halycon coromanda (Latham), by J.P. Hubbard & J.E. du Pont, 1974. 29 pp., 2 colored plates.

No. 14. Notes on Northern Mexican Birds: An Expedition Report, by J.P. Hubbard & R.S. Crossin, 1974. 41 pp.

No. 15. Geographic variation in Non-California Populations of the Rofus-Crowned Sparrow, by J.P. Hubbard, 1975. 28 pp.

No. 17. Notes on Philippine Birds (No. 4). Additions and Corrections to Philippine Birds, by J.E. du Pont, 1976. 13 pp.

No. 16. A Biobibliography of William Harper Pease, Malacologist of Polynesia, by E.A. Kay & W.J. Clench, 1975. 50 pp.

No. 17. Notes on Philippine Birds (No. 4). Additions and Corrections to Philippine Birds, by J.E. du Pont, 1976. 13 pp.

No. 18. Geographic Variation in the Common Tody-Flycathcer (Todirostrum cinereum), with Special Reference to Middle America, by K.C. Parkes, 1976. 9 pp.

No. 19. Status of the Night Herons (Nycticorax) of the Philippines and Vicinity, by J.P. Hubbard, 1976. 10 pp.

No. 20. The Nomenclature History of the Crissal Thrasher (Aves: Mimidae), by J.P. Hubabrd, 1976. 7 pp.

No. 21. A Review of the Geographic Variation in Continential Populations of the Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula), by R.M. Browning. 1979. 9 pp.

No. 22. Review of the subgenus Pterynotus (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in the Western Atlantic, by M.G. Harasewych & R.H. Jensen, 1979. 16 pp.

No. 23. Twelve New Indo-Pacific Gastropods, by E.J. Petuch, 1979, 21 pp.

No. 24. Notes on Philippine Birds (No. 5) Birds of Burias, by J.E. du Pont, 1980. 6 pp.

No. 25. The Extent and Sequence of the Molts of the Yellow-Rumped Warbler, by J.P. Hubbard, 1980. 9 pp.

No. 26. A Taxonomic Review of the Spotted-Breasted Oriole, by R.W. Dickerman, 1981. 10 pp.

No. 27. A Review of the Columbariinae (Gastropoda: Turbinellidae) of the Western Atlantic with Notes on the Anatomy and Systematic Relationships of the Subfamily, by M.G. Harasewych, 1983. 42 pp.

No. 28. Notes on voles (Microtus, family Cricetidae) in New Mexico, by J.P. Hubbard, C.S. Thaeler, Jr. & C.G. Schmitt, 1983. 8 pp.

No. 29. Bibliography of Philippine Ornithology, by R.S. Kennedy E.C. Dickinson & M.D. Bruce, 1985. 86 pp.

No. 30. Three New Subspecies of Philippine Birds, by K.C. Parkes, 1988. 8 pp.

No. 31. Spiders of Bermuda, by P. Sierwald, 1988. 24 pp.

No. 32. Notes on the Birds Collected in the Philippines During the Steere Expedition of 1887/1888, by E.C. Dickinson, R.S. Kennedy, D.K. Read & F.G. Rozendal, 1989. 10 pp.

No. 33. Notes on the Menage Collection of Philippine Birds, 1. Revision of Pachycephala cinera (Pachycephalidae) and an Overlooked Subspecies of Dicaeum trigonostigma (Dicaedidae), by K.C. Parkes, 1989. 9 pp.

No. 34. Johannes Thiele and his Contributions to Zoology. Part I. Biography and Bibliography, by R. Bieler & K.J. Boss, 1989. 30 pp.

No. 35. Morphology and Homologous features in the Male Palpal Organ in Pisauridae and other Spider Families, with Notes on the Taxonomy of Pisauridae (Arachnida: Araneae), by P. Sierwald, 1990.

No. 36. Annotated Catalog of Type Specimens in the Malacological Collection of the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Gastropoda (Prosobranchia and Opistobranchia) , by R. Bieler & A. Bradford, 1991. 48 pp.

No. 37. Rediscovery of Marginellona gigas (Martens, 1904) , with Notes on the Anatomy and Systematic Position of the Subfamily Marginelloninae (Gastropoda: Marginellidae) by M.G. Harasewych & Y.I. Kantor, 1991. 19 pp.

No. 38. Tenebrincola frigida, a New Genus and Species of Abyssal Volute form the Northern Pacific Ocean (Gastropoda: Volutidae), by M.G. Harasewych & Y.I. Kantor. 1991. 11 pp.

No. 39. Johannes Thiele and his Contributions to Zoology. Part II. Genus-group Names (Mollusca), by K.J. Boss & R. Bieler, 1991. 77 pp.

No. 40. A Small Collection of Birds from the Philippines with Notes on Body Mass, Distribution, and Habitat, by J. Erritzoe, 1995. 15 pp.

No. 41. Annotated Catalog of Type Specimens in the Malacological Colleciton of the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Part II. Additions and Corrections to Part I (Prosobranchia, Heterostropha, and Opisthobranchia), Plus Bivalvia, Scaphopoda, and Polyplacophora, by P.M. Mikkelsen & A. Bradford, 1997. 76 pp.

No. 42. Three new Chitons of the Genus Lepidozona Pilsbry, 1892 (Polyplacophora: Ischnochitonidae) from the Aleutian Islands, by R.N. Clark, 2000, 19 pp.

No. 43. The Chiton Fauna of the Gulf of California Rhodolith Beds (with the Descriptions of Four New Species), by R.N. Clark, 2000, 18 pp.

No. 44. A Case Study for the Development of an Island Fauna: Recent Terrestrial Mollusks of Bermuda, by R. Bieler & J. Slapcinsky, 2000, 100 pp.

No. 45. Reproduction of the Malone Jumping-Slug, Hemphillia malonei Pilsbry, 1917 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Arionidae):Laboratory Observations, by W.P. Leonard & K. Ovaska, 2002, 16 pp.

No. 46. A New Species of Chilton From The Aleutian Islands, by R.N. Clark, 2002, 8 pp.

No. 47. Stenosemus sharpii (Pilsbry, 1986) Rediscovery of a Forgotten Chiton From the Aleutian Islands, by R.N. Clark, 2002, 8 pp.

No. 48. Annotated Bibliography of the Florida Applesnail, Pomacea paludosa (Say) (Gastropoda: Ampulariidae), from 1824 to 1999, by R.L. Turner and P.M. Mikkelsen, 2004, 188 pp.

No. 49. New Distribution Records for Ventridens eutropis Pilsbury, 1946 and V. Intertextus (Binney, 1841) in Tennessee, USA (Gastropoda: Gastrodontidae), by T.A. Pearce and R.E. Winters, 2014, 8 pp.

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Indo-Pacific Mollusca


Indo-Pacific Mollusca, a monograph of the marine mollusks of the world, with special emphasis on those of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, edited by R. Tucker Abbott, 1959-1976. Volume 1, Numbers 5-8, and Volumes 2-4 (encompassing Numbers 9-17) are available to download from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 

Volume 1, Numbers 1-4: Out of Print

Volume 1, Numbers 5-8
No. 6, Tridacnidae, by Rosewater (1965) pp 347 – 408.
No. 8, Zoila, by Wilson & McComb (1967) pp 457 – 490.

Volume 2, Numbers 9-10
No. 9, Cassidae, by Abbott (1968) pp 5 – 202.
No. 10, Turriculinae, by Powell (1969) pp 207 – 416.

Volume 3, Numbers 11-16
N0. 11, Littorinidae, by Rosewater (1970) pp 417 – 506.
No. 12, Tectariinae, by Rosewater (1972) pp 507 – 534.
No. 13, Drupa, by Emerson & Cerhnohorsky (1973) pp 1 – 40.
No. 14, Gabrielona, by Robertson (1973) pp 41 – 71.
No. 15, Patellidae, by Powell (1973) pp 75 – 206.
No. 16, Harpidae, by Rehder (1973) pp 207 – 272.

Volume 4, Number 17
No. 17, Mitridae, by Cernohorski (1976) pp 273 – 528.

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Bird books

Birds of Delaware, by G.K. Hess, R.L. West, M.V. Barnhill III, & L.M. Fleming. 2000. Exhaustive reference of information about all birds occurring in Delaware, including history, distribution, and abundance. Includes results from Delaware’s first Breeding Bird Atlas. 635 pp. Hardcover. $45.

Woodpeckers of the World, by L.R. Short, 1982. Reference treating every known species of woodpecker, illustrated with 101 full-color plates. 676 pp.

Philippine Birds, by J.E. du Pont, 1971. Taxonomic treatment of 950 species and subspecies of Philippine birds, with 569 full-color illustrations. 480 pp.

South Pacific Birds, by J.E. du Pont, 1976. Descriptions of 183 species and 311 forms, with 266 illustrations on 31 color plates. 218 pp.

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Mollusk books

Marine Mollusks of Bermuda: Checklist and Bibliography by Russell H. Jensen and Timothy A. Pearce. 2009. This authoritative new resource published by the Delaware Museum of Natural History, includes modern and fossil species, a history of mollusk collecting in Bermuda, and all of the Bermuda literature references to each species.

Living Volutes, a monograph of the Recent Volutidae of the World, by C.S. Weaver and J.E. du Pont. 1970. Covers, 200 species with 79 colored plates, including photographs of living animals, maps, anatomical drawings, and complete synonymies, 375 pp.

Exotic Conchology, by William Swainson (1841). A faithful 1968 facsimile reproduction, edited by Dr. R. Tucker Abbott, with a modern appendix of names. 48 colored plates.

Ranellidae and Personidae: a Classification of Recent Species, by B.J. Piech, 1995. A catalog of taxonomic names for two gastropod families, cover 160 species and subspecies. 60 pp.

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