Leading scientists provide the most up-to-date information.This richly detailed book is the first complete review of molecular systematics and phylogeography of mollusks. Ten chapters cover a full range of issues such as research opportunities, molecules and evolution, bivalve evolution, gastropod evolution, and how mollusks have evolved into so many species.
The concluding title in the Smithsonian Series of Comparative Evolutionary Biology, this book brings together experts from around the world. Each explores their topic in a way that reveals not only the evolutionary history of mollusks, but also how evolution operates. Anyone seriously interested in living mollusks, fossilized shells, or evolution will find this book to be an invaluable resource.