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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 14, pp 1723–1731 | Cite as

Features of Coloniality As a Basis for the Morphologic Diversity of Jurassic and Cretaceous Bryozoans of the Class Stenolaemata

  • L. A. ViskovaEmail author
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Abstract

The following most significant features of the colonial organization of the Jurassic and Cretaceous stenolaemate bryozoans are considered: life forms, autozooids, heterozooids, and trophic structuring of colonies. These and other features and their variations and all possible combinations form the basis of the morphological diversity of these bryozoans.

Keywords:

Bryozoa Stenolaemata coloniality morphological diversity Jurassic Cretaceous 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The author is grateful to I.O. Renga for the assistance in preparing the illustrations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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