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Biology Bulletin

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 114–122 | Cite as

The wors of I.I. Schmalhousen on comparative morphology of vertebrates: Significance for paleontological reconstructions (Data on the seismo-sensory system of agnathans)

  • L. I. Novitskaya
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Abstract

The morphology and function of the seismo-sensory system of agnathans (Agnatha: Heterostraci) are analyzed. This system has been reconstructed in Cyathaspidiformes and Amphiaspidiformes. The seismo-sensory system of agnathans was compared with the lateral line system of fishes: the difference between these systems in the density of seismo-sensory lines and the contribution level of these systems to orientation in the water was detected. The possibility of reconstruction of the length and direction of heterostracans cranial nerves has been shown using the position of seismo-sensory lines and departments of the brain.

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Lateral Line Biology Bulletin Semicircular Canal Gill Arch Lateral Line System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences (PIN RAS)MoscowRussia

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