Cephalic muscle development in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

  title={Cephalic muscle development in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri},
  author={Janine M. Ziermann and Alice M. Clement and Rolf Ericsson and Lennart Olsson},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  pages={494 - 516}
Lungfishes are the extant sister group of tetrapods. As such, they are important for the study of evolutionary processes involved in the water to land transition of vertebrates. The evolution of a true neck, that is, the complete separation of the pectoral girdle from the cranium, is one of the most intriguing morphological transitions known among vertebrates. Other salient changes involve new adaptations for terrestrial feeding, which involves both the cranium and its associated musculature… 
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