Evolution and mechanics of long jaws in butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae).

  title={Evolution and mechanics of long jaws in butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae).},
  author={Lara A. Ferry-Graham and Peter C. Wainwright and C Darrin Hulsey and David R Bellwood},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  volume={248 2},
We analyzed the functional morphology and evolution of the long jaws found in several butterflyfishes. We used a conservative reanalysis of an existing morphological dataset to generate a phylogeny that guided our selection of seven short- and long-jawed taxa in which to investigate the functional anatomy of the head and jaws: Chaetodon xanthurus, Prognathodes falcifer (formerly Chaetodon falcifer), Chelmon rostratus, Heniochus acuminatus, Johnrandallia nigrirostris, Forcipiger flavissimus, and… CONTINUE READING
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