The lower jaws of baenid turtles. American Museum novitates ; no. 2749

Show simple item record Gaffney, Eugene S. en_US 2005-10-06T18:13:45Z 2005-10-06T18:13:45Z 1982 en_US
dc.description 10 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 9-10). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The baenid lower jaw has a well-developed processus coronoideus, no ridges or pits on the triturating surface, a relatively small dorsal opening of the fossa meckelii, and, except in Chisternon and Baena, a large splenial bone. None of these feaures is unique to baenids nor is the combination unique. Distinctly expanded triturating surfaces are found in Eubaena and Palatobaena. Chisternon and Baena are the only baenids definitely known to lack splenials; the anteroventromedial wall of the fossa meckelii is open in these genera. An associated skull and jaws of Plesiobaena putorius show that previous identification of jaws with expanded triturating surfaces as pertaining to this species was in error, the two known species of this genus have narrow jaws"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2749 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2749, 1982 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Baenidae -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mandible. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jaws. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Turtles -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.title The lower jaws of baenid turtles. American Museum novitates ; no. 2749 en_US
dc.title.alternative Baenid turtles en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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