Intermuscular Bones in Pholidophorus bechei from the Lower Lias of England

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Science  15 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3720, pp. 348-349
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3720.348


Intermuscular bones, considered the one neomorph which decisively separates the pholidophoroids from the teleosts, have been found in a specimen of Pholidophorus bechei Agassiz, from the Lower Lias of England. It is suggested that intermuscular bones were prevalent among the pholidophoroids.