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By Elizabeth Harper, John David Taylor, J. Alistair Crame, Geological Society of London

Bivalves are the most important parts of modern marine and freshwater ecosystems and feature been so for many of the Phanerozoic. Their wealthy and lengthy fossil list, mixed with their abundance and variety in sleek seas, has made bivalves the fitting topic of palaeobiological and evolutionary experiences. regardless of this, in spite of the fact that, themes akin to early evolution of the category, relationships among numerous taxa and the lifestyles behavior of a few key extinct kinds have remained remarkably clear.In the previous few years there was huge, immense growth within the diversity of ideas to be had to either palaeontologists and zoologists and key discoveries of latest faunas which shed new gentle at the evolutionary biology of this significant class.This quantity integrates palaeontological and zoological methods and sheds new mild at the process the bivalve evolution. This sequence of 32 unique papers tackles key matters together with: brand new molecular phylogenies of significant teams; new challenging and tender morphological cladistic analyses; reassessments of the early Palaeozoic radiation; very important new observations on shape and practical morphology; analyses of biogeography and biodiversity; novel (palaeo)ecological experiences. Readership: specialist palaeontologists and zoologists. additionally precious for ultimate yr and postgraduate classes particularly on molluscs. additionally on hand: Palaeozoic Reefs and Bioaccumulations: Climatic and Evolutionary Controls - specified e-book no 275 - ISBN 1862392218 Evolution and Palaeobiology of Pterosaurs - distinct booklet No 217 - ISBN 9781862391437 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the earth, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign popularity for the standard of its work.The many parts during which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic experiences and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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