Cretaceous bivalve larvae

Richard A. Lutz, David Jablonski

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Exceptionally well preserved larval bivalve shells have been isolated from Late Cretaceous (Maestrichtian) sediments. Specimens were readily identified to familial level on the basis of gross morphology and hinge structures. Reconstruction of fossil larval ontogeny, linked with the distribution of adult stages, will provide an important interpretative tool in molluskan phylogenetic and paleoecologic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-440
Number of pages2
Issue number4327
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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