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Notomenia

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Notomenia is a genus of solenogasters, shell-less, worm-like, marinemollusks.[1] In this genus the animal bears non-mineralized sclerites.[2] This genus is the sole representative of the family Notomeniidae, and has secondarily reduced its radula, which is vestigial.[3]

References

  1. ^ García-Álvarez, Óscar; v. Salvini-Plawen, Luitfried (2007). "Species and diagnosis of the Families and Genera of Solenogastres (Mollusca)" (PDF). Iberus. 25 (2): 73–143. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011.
  2. ^ Scheltema, A. H.; Kerth, K.; Kuzirian, A. M. (2003). "Original molluscan radula: Comparisons among Aplacophora, Polyplacophora, Gastropoda, and the Cambrian fossil Wiwaxia corrugata". Journal of Morphology. 257 (2): 219–45. doi:10.1002/jmor.10121. PMID 12833382.
  3. ^ Von Salvini-Plawen, L. (2004). "Contributions to the Morphological Diversity and Classification of the Order Cavibelonia (Mollusca: Solenogastres)". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 70: 73. doi:10.1093/mollus/70.1.73.
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Notomenia: Brief Summary

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Notomenia is a genus of solenogasters, shell-less, worm-like, marinemollusks. In this genus the animal bears non-mineralized sclerites. This genus is the sole representative of the family Notomeniidae, and has secondarily reduced its radula, which is vestigial.

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