Definition of Crossopterygian. Meaning of Crossopterygian. Synonyms of Crossopterygian

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Definition of Crossopterygian

Crossopterygian
Crossopterygian Cros*sop`ter*yg"i*an (kr?s-s?p`t?r-?j?-a]/>n), a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Crossopterygii. -- n. One of the Crossopterygii.

Meaning of Crossopterygian from wikipedia

- Sarcopterygii (/ˌsɑːrkɒptəˈrɪdʒiaɪ/; from Gr****: σάρξ sarx 'flesh' and πτέρυξ pteryx 'fin')—sometimes considered synonymous with Crossopterygii ("fringe-finned...
- ... Polypterus ... is not a crossopterygian, but an actinopterygian, and hence can tell us nothing about crossopterygian anatomy and embryology." Hall...
- known as gombessa, African coelacanth, or simply coelacanth) is a crossopterygian, one of two extant species of coelacanth, a rare order of vertebrates...
- the oldest fossil vertebrates, including ostracoderms, placoderms, crossopterygians, and even early tetrapods, had a socket in the skull that appears to...
- geological period from the pectoral fins and pelvic fins of their crossopterygian fish ancestors. Fish fins develop along a "fin line", which runs from...
- "cut-up" stripes. True scaloid scales can only be found on the extinct Crossopterygians. The inner layer of the scale is made of lamellar bone. On top of this...
- from an osteolepid tetrapodomorph lobe-finned fish (sarcopterygian-crossopterygian), with a two-lobed brain in a flattened skull. The coelacanth group...
- from the skull, resulting in improved terrestrial locomotion. The crossopterygian cleithrum was retained as the clavicle, and the interclavicle was well-developed...
- substrates. Many crossopterygian fishes had kinesis also. Early tetrapods inherited much of their suction feeding ability from their crossopterygian ancestors...
- completed his PhD with the dissertation On the structure of the snout of Crossopterygians and lower Gnathostomes in general. He parti****ted in the Greenland...
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