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By Rui Diogo

The ebook presents perception at the osteology, myology, phylogeny and evolution of Osteichthyes. It not just presents an in depth cladistic research of osteichthyan higher-level inter-relationships in accordance with a phylogenetic comparability of 356 characters in eighty extant and fossil terminal taxa representing all significant teams of Osteichthyes, but additionally analyses a number of terminal taxa and osteological characters. and likewise offers a basic dialogue on concerns reminiscent of the comparative anatomy, homologies and evolution of osteichthyan cranial and pectoral muscle tissues, the improvement of zebrafish cephalic muscle groups and the consequences for evolutionary developmental reviews, the beginning homologies and evolution of 1 of the main ordinary and enigmatic structural complexes of osteichthyans, the Weberian equipment, and using myological as opposed to osteological characters in phylogenetic reconstructions.

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