Bivalves; and Feduccia newsrelease

Kirk Fitzhugh kfitzhug at NHM.ORG
Fri Aug 16 13:10:27 CDT 2002


At 07:52 PM 8/16/02 +0000, Ken Kinman:
>I am particularly interested in the shells of sternaspid polychaetes
>(perhaps remnants that offer a clue that polychaetes might have evolved
>from bivalves??).


Sternaspid polychaetes do not have shells. There are some contiguous
posterior segments with sclerotinized tissue, forming what is called a
"ventral shield."

KF

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Kirk Fitzhugh, Ph.D.
Associate Curator of Polychaetes
Research & Collections Branch
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90007
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