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Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Winston Ponder (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

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 ... More


SCHIZOCOELIA

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Schizocoelia is a clade comprised of four phyla: Annelida, Sipuncula, Mollusca, and Nemertini. The name is synonymous with Eutrochozoa, and the groups within the Spiralia possess the lateral ... More


Molluscan Evolution and Phylogeny: An Introduction

winson F. Ponder and David R. Lindberg

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the phylogeny and evolution of the members of phylum Mollusca. It explains that the Mollusca are the second largest phylum ... More


Relationships of Higher Molluscan Taxa

Gerhard Haszprunar, Christoffer Schande, and Kenneth M. Halanych

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter investigates the relationships among the members of the higher taxa of phylum Mollusca. It explains the systematic position of the Mollusca and evaluates the application of a ... More


The Early Cambrian Radiation of Mollusca

Pavel Yu. Parkhaev

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the radiation of the Mollusca during the early Cambrian period. It provides a brief history of the study of ancient molluscs and their systematic interpretation, describes major ... More


Molluscan Evolutionary Genomics

W. Brian Simison and Jeffrey L. Boore

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on studies of the evolutionary genomics of molluscans. It provides an overview of the state of molluscan mitochondrial genomics and outlines the promise of a broadening of this ... More


Phylum Mollusca

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Mollusca is comprised of approximately 200,000 described living species, making it one of the largest animal phyla, and consists of eight living classes that are predominantly marine, with gastropods ... More


Phylum Nemertin

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The phylum Nemertini, or ribbon worms, consists of about 1,400 described species, most of which are marine (benthic or pelagic). The nemertines are clearly monophyletic and, with the exception of ... More


Mollusca: Holoplanktonic Molluscs

Silke Lischka and Holger Ossenbrügger

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Mollusca. Members of the phylum Mollusca are characterized by fleshy, muscular bodies often possessing either external or internal calcareous shells and include ... More


Kamptozoa (Entoprocta)

Andreas Wanninger

in Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199682201
eISBN:
9780191813436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682201.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Kamptozoa is a group of 150 species of acoelomate, solitary or colonial, predominantly marine organisms that live epizooically on various substrates. Body size ranges from a few hundred micrometres ... More


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