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Introduction

  • J. A. Moy-Thomas

Abstract

The term ‘fishes’ as used in this book includes all those free-living, aquatic, cold-blooded, gill-breathing craniates in which fins and not pentadactyl limbs are developed. This is the popular usage of the term, and if fishes are defined in this way the group is composed not only of the true jawed fishes but also the jawless agnathans of which the lamprey is a living representative.

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Middle Devonian Lower Devonian Otic Capsule Early Vertebrate Popular Usage 
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