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Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Winston Ponder


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

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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Winston Ponder, editor

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1 Molluscan Evolution and Phylogeny

winson F. Ponder, and David R. Lindberg

2 Relationships of Higher Molluscan Taxa

Gerhard Haszprunar, Christoffer Schande, and Kenneth M. Halanych

4 Solenogastres, Caudofoveata, and Polyplacophora

Christiane Todt, Akiko Okusu, Christoffer Schander, and Enrico Schwabe

5 Monoplacophora (Tryblidia)

Gerhard Haszprunar

6 Bivalvia

Gonzalo Giribet

7 Scaphopoda

Patrick D. Reynolds, and Gerhard Steiner

8 Cephalopoda

Michele K. Nishiguchi, and Royal H. Mapes

9 Gastropoda

Stephanie W. Aktipis, Gonzalo Giribet, David R. Lindberg, and Winston F. Ponder

10 Paleozoic Gastropoda

Jiří Frýda, Alex Nützel, and Peter J. Wagner

12 Vetigastropoda

Daniel L. Geiger, Alexander N¨tzel, and Takenori Sasaki

13 Caenogastropoda

Winston F. Ponder, Donald J. Colgan, John M. Healy, Nützel Alexander, Luiz R.L. Simone, and Ellen E. Mielke

14 Heterobranchia I

Heike Wägele, Annette Klussmann Kolb, Verena Vonnemann, and Monica Medina

15 Heterobranchia II: The Pulmonata

Peter Mordan, and Christopher Wade

16 Molluscan Evolutionary Development

Andreas Wanninger, Demien Koop, Sharon Moshel-Lynch, and Bernard M. Degnan

17 Molluscan Evolutionary Genomics

W. Brian Simison, and Jeffrey L. Boore

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