Morphology and function of the feeding apparatus of the lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa (Dipnoi)

@article{Bemis1986MorphologyAF,
  title={Morphology and function of the feeding apparatus of the lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa (Dipnoi)},
  author={William E. Bemis and George V. Lauder},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={1986},
  volume={187}
}
The feeding mechanism of the South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa retains many primitive teleostome characteristics. In particular, the process of initial prey capture shares four salient functional features with other primitive vertebrates: (1) prey capture by suction feeding, (2) cranial elevation at the cranio‐vertebral joint during the mouth opening phase of the strike, (3) the hyoid apparatus plays a major role in mediating expansion of the oral cavity and is one biomechanical… 

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