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New interpretations of the skull of a primitive bony fish Erpetoichthys calabaricus (Actinopterygii: Cladistia)
Polypterid fishes are considered the basalmost group of extant actinopterygians and may be a direct link to understanding the systematics and evolution of the first bony fishes. SeveralExpand
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First Mesozoic Record of the Stingray Myliobatis wurnoensis from Mali and a Phylogenetic Analysis of Myliobatidae Incorporating Dental Characters
New specimens, including the first record of lower dental plates, of the extinct myliobatid Myliubatis wurnoensis were recovered from the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of the Iullemmeden Basin,Expand
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A Virtual Phytosaur Endocast and Its Implications for Sensory System Evolution in Archosaurs
ABSTRACT Many recent studies have detailed the morphology of archosaurian endocrania. However, the outgroup to Archosauria, Phytosauria, has yet to be studied with modern techniques that wouldExpand
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Morphology of the anterior vertebral region in elasmobranchs: special focus, Squatiniformes
Abstract. The morphology of extant and extinct Squatiniformes is well conserved within this lineage, but differences are of consequence to character interpretations for phylogenetic analyses.Expand
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The synarcual cartilage of batoids with emphasis on the synarcual of Rajidae
Comparison of embryonic specimens with juvenile and mature specimens of other skates indicates that the relative developmental sequence of events is maintained among several taxa within largerExpand
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†Tingitanius Tenuimandibulus, a New Platyrhinid Batoid from the Turonian (Cretaceous) of Morocco and the Cretaceous Radiation of the Platyrhinidae
ABSTRACT An exceptionally well-preserved specimen of a batoid from the Turonian (Late Cretaceous) of Morocco has been named as †Tingitanius tenuimandibulus, sp. nov. The fossil has been identifiedExpand
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Variation of the synarcual in the California Ray, Raja inornata(Elasmobranchii: Rajidae)
Seven juvenile specimens of Raja inornata were CT scanned and digitally modeled to examine the variation of synarcual morphology with changing size. The synarcual is a highly variable skeletalExpand
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Stratigraphy and vertebrate paleoecology of Upper Cretaceous–?lowest Paleogene strata on Vega Island, Antarctica
The Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Sandwich Bluff Member of the Lopez de Bertodano Formation is well exposed on Vega Island in the James Ross Basin off the northeastern coast of the AntarcticExpand
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