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New morphological information on the ptyctodontid fishes (Placodermi, Ptyctodontida) from Western Australia

Trinajstic, Kate; Long, John; Johanson, Zerina; Young, Gavin; Senden, Timothy


A full description of a complete and articulated, three-dimensionally preserved, placoderm fish, Materpiscis attenboroughi (Ptyctodontida), from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation is presented. The jaw articulation is unique in being preserved in situ, providing new morphological information on the articulation of the quadrate, metapterygoid, and labial skeleton. In addition, separate hyoid and opercular cartilages are identified, thus confirming their presence for the first time within...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2012.661379


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