Pectoral morphology in Doliodus : bridging the 'acanthodian'-chondrichthyan divide. (American Museum novitates, no. 3875)

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dc.contributor.author Maisey, John G.
dc.contributor.author Miller, Randall F. (Randall Francis), 1956-
dc.contributor.author Pradel, Alan.
dc.contributor.author Denton, John S. S.
dc.contributor.author Bronson, Allison.
dc.contributor.author Janvier, Philippe.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-13T14:49:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-13T14:49:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6701
dc.description 15 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Doliodus problematicus (NBMG 10127), from the Lower Devonian of New Brunswick, Canada (approx. 397-400 Mya) is the earliest sharklike jawed vertebrate (gnathostome) in which the pectoral girdle and fins are well preserved. Its pectoral endoskeleton included sharklike expanded paired coracoids, but Doliodus also possessed an "acanthodian-like" array of dermal spines, described here for the first time. Doliodus provides the strongest anatomical evidence to date that chondrichthyans arose from "acanthodian" fishes by exhibiting an anatomical mosaic of "acanthodian" and sharklike features. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3875.
dc.subject Doliodus problematicus. en_US
dc.subject Shoulder girdle. en_US
dc.subject Spines (Zoology) en_US
dc.subject Chondrichthyes. en_US
dc.subject Chondrichthyes, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject Evolution (Biology) en_US
dc.subject Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject New Brunswick. en_US
dc.title Pectoral morphology in Doliodus : bridging the 'acanthodian'-chondrichthyan divide. (American Museum novitates, no. 3875) 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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