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The postcranial anatomy of two Middle Devonian lungfishes (Osteichthyes, Dipnoi) from Mt. Howitt, Victoria, Australia

Long, John; Clement, Alice

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The postcranial skeletons of two upper Givetian lungfishes from Mt. Howitt, Victoria, Australia, show remarkable similarities, despite the fact that one is a tooth-plated form (Howidipterus Long 1992) whilst the other has a denticulate dentition (Barwickia Long 1992). Both genera show identical body shape with a short first dorsal fin and greatly elongated second dorsal fin, and small anal fin. The cleithra and clavicles are remarkably similar except for Barwickia lacking external ornament on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50563
Source: Memoirs of Museum Victoria

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