Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 311–324 | Cite as

A synopsis of the vestimentiferan system

  • V. V. Malakhov
  • S. V. Galkin


This paper presents a review of the vestimentiferan system and provides amended diagnoses for all the taxons. The class of vestimentiferans comprises two orders. Lamellibrachiida and Tevniida. The family Alaysiidae is considered to be a group of uncertain systematic position. A map of the geographical distribution of the vestimentiferans is presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Malakhov
    • 1
  • S. V. Galkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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