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A comprehensive phylogenetic study of amiid fishes (Amiidae) based on comparative skeletal anatomy : an empirical search for interconnected patterns of natural history
This work presents the first well-supported comprehensive phylogeny for fossil and living amiid fishes, which synthesizes clearly documented phylogenetic data on amiids and other halecomorph fishes with other historical phenomena such as ontogeny, historical biogeography, stratigraphic paleontology, and paleoecology.
An overview of Acipenseriformes
Five features fundamental to the biology of acipenseriforms that benefit from the availability of the new phylogenetic hypothesis are discussed, and a cladogram summarizing osteological characters for those four groups is provided.
Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective
The Cranial Skeleton and the Nervous System I: Organization, Spinal Cord, and Peripheral Nerves: The Brain and Endocrine Integration is studied.
Sturgeon rivers: an introduction to acipenseriform biogeography and life history
We present an overview of the global distribution of all 27 living species of Acipenseriformes in an attempt to understand their biogeographic history and the range of life history patterns displayed…
Osteology and Phylogenetic Relationships of Fossil and Recent Paddlefishes (Polyodontidae) with Comments on the Interrelationships of Acipenseriformes
ABSTRACT The comparative osteology and phylogenetic relationships of fossil and living paddlefishes (Polyodontidae) are investigated in detail for the first time. This peculiar, poorly known group is…
Skeletal Anatomy of the Shortnose Sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum Lesueur, 1818, and the Systematics of Sturgeons (Acipenseriformes, Acipenseridae)
The skeletal anatomy of the shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum, is described and illustrated and the phylogenetic relationships of fossil and living acipenserids are studied, recovering †Chondrosteus as most basal amongAcipenseriformes rather than †Peipiaosteus.
Morphology and function of the feeding apparatus in Dermophis mexicanus (Amphibia: Gymnophiona)
The morphology and mechanics of feeding in Dermophis mexicanus were studied using descriptive anatomical, cinematographic and electromyographic approaches, and the evolution of this specialized arrangement may be related to the demands for a reduced cross-sectional area of the head in these burrowing vertebrates.
Metabolism and Ram Gill Ventilation in Juvenile Paddlefish, Polyodon spathula (Chondrostei: Polyodontidae)
The hypothesis is that the evolutionary origin of a reliance on ram ventilation in Polyodon probably predates the origin of the filter feeding habit and may be particularly advantageous for species such as P. spathula that combine filter feeding and ram ventilation.
The threatened status of acipenseriform species: a summary
Abstract...increased demand has recently driven the price of black market smoked sturgeon as high as $ 26 a kilogram. With poachers standing to gain roughly a third of this price [besides the much…
Development and microstructure of tooth histotypes in the blue shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) and the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes: Lamnidae)
It is found that contrary to a long held misconception, there is no orthodentine in the osteodont teeth of C. carcharias, the great white shark.