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Variations in Fauna and Natural Habitats of Freshwater Pearl Mussels (Bivalvia, Unionoida: Margaritiferidae) During the Mesozoic. Pp. 75–81.

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Section: Biology

UDC

564.1

Authors

Lyubas Artem Alexandrovich, Postgraduate Student of the Institute of Ecological Problems of the North of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk), 

Bolotov Ivan Nikolaevich, Institute of Ecological Problems of the North of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk), 

Kriauciunas Vidas Vinanto, Institute of Ecological Problems of the North of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk)

Abstract

Freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritiferidae fam.) are one of the most important groups of molluscs in terms of economy and nature protection. The review presents generalized data on the origin and evolution of Mesozoic species of pearl mussels. They originated in the Late Triassic, and during the Jurassic and Cretaceous they were widely distributed in the rivers of the Northern Tethys Basin.

Keywords

freshwater pearl mussels, Margaritiferidae, Mesozoic era, Tethys Ocean, Laurasia, origin, evolution.

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