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Structure and Function of the Shoulder Girdle in Dipnoans: New Material from Dipterus valenciennesi

Campbell, Kenton; Barwick, Richard; den Blaauwen, Jan L


The pectoral girdle, including the "anocleithrum", of Dipterus valenciennesi is described from Caithness, Scotland. This makes it the oldest known dipnoan genus for which the "anocleithrum" is known. The details of the cleithrum, clavicle and scapulocoracoid, are described. The median part of the "anocleithrum" has a pair of long processes for attachment to the endocranial process posterior to bone "I". Problems of the homology of the "anocleithrum" are discussed. The hyomandibular of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Senckenbergiana Lethaea


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