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Systematics, ecology, and evolution of hydrothermal vent endemic peltospirids (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the Indian and Southern oceans

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This thesis centres around two genera of large peltospirid gastropods (Mollusca: Neomphalina: Peltospiridae) endemic to hydrothermal vent ecosystems. One is the 'scaly-foot gastropod', an emblematic species of the Indian Ocean vents with unique dermal sclerites covering the foot like roof tiles. The other was recently discovered from expeditions to the Southern and Indian oceans, lacks sclerites and possesses large opercula. As both genera and their assigned species remained undescribed, t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Ocean Research and Conservation (Prof. Alex D. Rogers)
Oxford college:
Merton College
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2015-05-08

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