Review of fossil abalone (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Haliotidae) with comparison to Recent species

  title={Review of fossil abalone (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Haliotidae) with comparison to Recent species},
  author={Daniel L. Geiger and Lindsey T. Groves},
  journal={Journal of Paleontology},
  pages={872 - 885}
  • D. GeigerL. Groves
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Journal of Paleontology
Compared to their Recent counterparts, fossil abalone are rare and poorly known. Their taxonomy is problematic, because most of the 35 fossil species have been described from single specimens and shell characteristics of Recent species are extremely plastic. Thus, the use of fossil species in phylogeny is questionable. Abalone first appear in the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichian) with one species each in California and the Caribbean, are unknown in the Paleocene, and appear again in the late… 

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