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Notes on the anatomy of Ranzania truncata : a plectognath fish. American Museum novitates ; no. 1038

Show simple item record Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944. en_US 2005-10-06T17:53:45Z 2005-10-06T17:53:45Z 1939 en_US
dc.description 7 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 7). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Ranzania represents the most specialized of the all the molids in body-form and ... in musculature. The elongation of the body, as compared with other molids, is undoubtedly secondary. The persistence of the inclinator muscles of the dorsal and anal fins is the sole primitive feature noted. The former presence of the puffing apparatus is indicated by the retention of the m. retractor postclavicularis, which originated as a slip of the m. inclinator analis in some early balistoid. The most remarkable feature of the skeleton is the caudal inclination of the haemal and neural spines, indicating the posterior displacement of the dorsal and anal fins. This, in conjunction with the great development of the dorsal and anal fin musculature and the narrow high fins, suggests that Ranzania, contrary to earlier opinions, is a fast-swimming form"--p. 7. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York City : The American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1038 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1038, 1939 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ranzania truncata -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Molidae -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tetraodontiformes -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Australia -- Albany Region (W.A.) -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.title Notes on the anatomy of Ranzania truncata : a plectognath fish. American Museum novitates ; no. 1038 en_US
dc.title.alternative Notes on anatomy of Ranzania truncata en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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