Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 14, pp 1756–1763 | Cite as

Morphogenetic Features of the Exoskeleton in Early Jawless Vertebrates (Osteostraci, Agnatha): Geometry of the Shield Sections

  • O. B. AfanassievaEmail author


Based on available information (original studies and published data), a brief review of the structure and morphogenetic features of the exoskeleton of osteostracan agnathan vertebrates (Osteostraci, Vertebrata) is provided. The geometry of vertical cross sections of the cephalothoracic shield in different osteostracan taxa is analyzed.


Osteostraci early vertebrates exoskeleton morphogenesis shield sections 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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