Here on the forum people speak of Range Selections and List Selections. But best I can tell, the handbook doesn't use those names.
Respectively the Headers of those topics are:
Shift selection rather than Range Selection
Select a list of objects rather than List Selection
As I understand it:
• we invoke a Range Selection with the shift key and that results in a blue rectangle that surrounds the selection.
• we invoke a contiguous or discontiguous List Selection by Control/Command-clicking on selectable objects
Is that an accurate description?