Evolutionary systematics of bivalve molluscs
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Published by Royal Society in London .
Written in English


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Statementorganized for the Royal Society and the Malacological Society of London by Sir Maurice Yonge and T.E. Thompson.
SeriesPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. B: Biological sciences; vol.284, no.1001, 16 November 1978 pp 199-436
ContributionsYonge, Maurice, Sir, 1899-1986., Thompson, Thomas Everett., Royal Society., Malacological Society of London.
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Open LibraryOL18455743M

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