Mollusca

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== Taxonomic History ==
== Taxonomic History ==
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When [[Carolus Linnaeus|Linnaeus]] was formulating his system of [[binomial nomenclature]] the mollusks were grouped (along with most invertebrates) under [[Vermes]], worms.  The name Mollusca (from the Latin mollis "soft"), was first used by the great French zoologist Cuvier in 1798 to refer to cephalopods like squids and cuttlefish.  It was later extended to include other organisms of this group, such as snails and bivalves.
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When [[Carolus Linnaeus|Linnaeus]] was formulating his system of binomial nomenclature the mollusks were grouped (along with most invertebrates) under [[Vermes]], worms.  The name Mollusca (from the Latin mollis "soft"), was first used by the great French zoologist Cuvier in 1798 to refer to cephalopods like squids and cuttlefish.  It was later extended to include other organisms of this group, such as snails and bivalves.
== Evolutionary History ==
== Evolutionary History ==

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