The myth of dorsal ribs in gnathostome vertebrates.

@article{Britz2003TheMO,
  title={The myth of dorsal ribs in gnathostome vertebrates.},
  author={R Britz and Peter Bartsch},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={270 Suppl 1},
  pages={S1-4}
}
Traditionally, two types of rib are distinguished in gnathostomes: dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower, pleural) ribs. They are defined according to their position in the connective tissue system of the body: dorsal ribs develop at the intersection of the serially arranged myosepta with the horizontal septum that separates epaxial from hypaxial musculature, whereas ventral ribs develop at the intersection of myosepta with the peritoneum and usually encircle the body cavity. Distribution of rib… CONTINUE READING

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