The functional anatomy of the mantle complex and columellar muscle of tectibranch molluscs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia), and its bearing on the evolution of opisthobranch organization.

  • R. C. Brace
  • Published 1977 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…

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An account is given of the anatomy of a series of opisthobranch molluscs principally to assess the change in importance and functioning of the mantle cavity and columellar muscle throughout the transition from prosobranch to opisthobranch organization. Intermediate steps are represented by living tectibranchs, of which Philine and Scaphander are… (More)

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@article{Brace1977TheFA, title={The functional anatomy of the mantle complex and columellar muscle of tectibranch molluscs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia), and its bearing on the evolution of opisthobranch organization.}, author={R. C. Brace}, journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences}, year={1977}, volume={277 951}, pages={1-54} }