An introduction to Ordovician bivalves of southern China, with a discussion of the early evolution of the Bivalvia

@article{Zongjie2006AnIT,
  title={An introduction to Ordovician bivalves of southern China, with a discussion of the early evolution of the Bivalvia},
  author={Fang Zong-jie},
  journal={Geological Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={41}
}
  • Fang Zong-jie
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Geological Journal
This paper introduces the Ordovician bivalves of southern China to non‐Chinese colleagues, and then incorporates them into the global Ordovician bivalve database compiled by Cope ( 2004 ). This will provide a firmer basis for the discussion of the initial adaptive radiation of the Bivalvia. A new scenario for the early evolution of the class Bivalvia is advanced herein based on the integration of a wide variety of evidence concerning bivalves, including morphological features, ontogenetic… 
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