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Permanent El Niño during the Pliocene warm period not supported by coral evidence
TLDR
It is shown that permanent El Niño conditions did not exist during the Pliocene warm period, and coral-based analysis identifies climate variability at the temporal scale required to resolve ENSO structure firmly.
Major adaptive radiation in neritopsine gastropods estimated from 28S rRNA sequences and fossil records
  • Y. Kano, S. Chiba, T. Kase
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 December 2002
TLDR
It is suggested that the Neritopsina originated in subtidal shallow waters, invaded the land and became fully terrestrial at least three times in different clades, by the extinct Dawsonellidae in the Late Palaeozoic and by the Helicinidae and Hydrocenidae inThe Mesozoic.
Mystery of naticid predation history solved: Evidence from a “living fossil” species
Observations of living Cernina fluctuata (Sowerby), the sole extant species of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic prosobranch gastropod family Ampullospiridae, show that this species is an algal grazer and is
Genetic exchange between anchialine cave populations by means of larval dispersal: the case of a new gastropod species Neritilia cavernicola
TLDR
This migration model, based on marine larval dispersal, may be widely applicable to anchialine stygobites with insular distributions, as many such organisms (including shrimps, crabs and fishes) are phylogenetically allied to amphidromous species.
Neogene and Quaternary Ghost Shrimps and Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda) from the Philippines
Twenty species in 17 genera of decapod crustaceans are reported from the Upper Miocene Mapulo Formation in Taysan, Batangas, southern Luzon and the Lower Pleistocene Man- dog Formation in Davao City,
Alleged mosasaur bite marks on Late Cretaceous ammonites are limpet (patellogastropod) home scars
New data contradict the mosasaur-bite hypothesis for the origin of holes seen in Placenticeras ammonites from the Late Cretaceous Pierre Shale and Bearpaw Formation of the western interior of North
Progenetic dwarf males in the deep-sea wood-boring genus Xylophaga (Bivalvia: Pholadoidea)
TLDR
The goal of this study was critically to test the two hypotheses concerning the association of tiny individuals with larger conspecifics in many Xylophaga species by performing a detailed ultrastructural and histological study of tiny conspecials attached to large individuals in gonochoristic organisms.
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