A symmoriiform chondrichthyan braincase and the origin of chimaeroid fishes

@article{Coates2017ASC,
  title={A symmoriiform chondrichthyan braincase and the origin of chimaeroid fishes},
  author={Michael I. Coates and Robert W. Gess and John A. Finarelli and Katharine E. Criswell and Kristen Tietjen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={541},
  pages={208-211}
}
Chimaeroid fishes (Holocephali) are one of the four principal divisions of modern gnathostomes (jawed vertebrates). Despite only 47 described living species, chimaeroids are the focus of resurgent interest as potential archives of genomic data and for the unique perspective they provide on chondrichthyan and gnathostome ancestral conditions. Chimaeroids are also noteworthy for their highly derived body plan. However, like other living groups with distinctive anatomies, fossils have been of… Expand
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