The Pelvis from Fish to Man: A Study in Paleomorphology

  title={The Pelvis from Fish to Man: A Study in Paleomorphology},
  author={William King Gregory},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={193 - 210}
THE following outline of the evolution of the pelvis is a by-product of the labors of many paleontologists on the phylogeny and classification of the vertebrates, and of anatomists and anthropologists on the morphology of the pelvis. For convenience and brevity the story is told in the order of evolution and not in the confused order of the historical development of the problem. That the paired fins, including the pectoral and pelvic girdles of the earliest vertebrates, were originally of the… 
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