A glossary for cowries

TERMS MOST FREQUENTLY USED FOR THE FEATURES AND DESCRIPTION OF A COWRY SHELL
Picture plate examples included

*REFERANCES TAKEN FROM THE BOOKS:
A Guide To Worldwide Cowries, Authors Felix Lorenz Jr & Alex Hubert.
Shells from the Greek seas, Publication, Museum of Youlandri Natural History.
The Collectors Encyclopedia of Shells, edited by S. Peter Dance.
Shells of the Philippines, F.J. Springsteen & F.M. Leobrera.

Glossary

Pattern types of a cowrie

Shape type of a cowrie shell