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Paleozoic Gastropoda

Jiří Frýda, Alex Nützel and Peter J. Wagner

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780520250925
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933705 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0010
Paleozoic Gastropoda

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This chapter describes the key feature of Paleozoic Gastropoda. It reviews ideas about the early evolution of gastropods and discusses inferences drawn from teleoconch and protoconch morphologies as well as possible relationships of extinct Paleozoic gastropod groups with living gastropods. It summarizes macroevolutionary trends of their teleoconchs and protoconchs and highlights some ongoing controversies and adaptive radiations of the Paleozoic groups.

Keywords: Paleozoic Gastropoda; evolution; teleoconchs; protoconchs; macroevolutionary trends; adaptive radiations

Chapter.  15348 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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