Heterochrony in Shell Sculpture Development within the Ostracode Genus Hemicythere


The evolutionary issues of taxonomic significance of the shell sculpture in Ostracoda are addressed. This is a comparative ontogenetic study of three types of lateral sculpture (fossa-mural reticulation, punctation, and foveolation), as well as flanges, ridges, and tubercles is made in different age stages and morphological variations of three ostracode… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1014473413114


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