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On Trilobites, Shells, and Bugs

Marcelo Sánchez

in Embryos in Deep Time

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271937
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520952300 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520271937.003.0010
On Trilobites, Shells, and Bugs

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The previous chapters mostly considered the evolution of vertebrate animals. There are many more living species of groups of animals other than vertebrates, and surely the same is true for extinct species. This chapter presents some of the discoveries in this area and the great potential the study of these animals has. It discusses trilobites, biomineralization, mollusk shells, and long- and short-lived clams.

Keywords: evolution; trilobites; biomineralization; mollusk shells; clams

Chapter.  4204 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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