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Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca
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Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Winston Ponder

Abstract

This book brings together thirty-six experts on the evolution of the Mollusca to provide an up-to-date review of its evolutionary history. The Mollusca are the second largest animal phylum and boast a fossil record of over 540 million years. They exhibit remarkable anatomical diversity and include the bivalves (scallops, oysters, and clams), gastropods (limpets, snails, and slugs), and cephalopods (squid, cuttlefish, and octopus). This study treats each major taxon and supplies general information as well as overviews of evolution and phylogeny using data from different sources—morphological, ... More

Keywords: Mollusca, fossil record, evolutionary history, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, evolution, phylogeny

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520250925
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520250925.001.0001

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Winston Ponder, editor

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