basipterygium


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basipterygium

[bə‚sip·tə′rij·ē·əm]
(vertebrate zoology)
A basal bone or cartilage supporting one of the paired fins in fishes.
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The basipterygium, coracoid and scapula -- poorly represented at both sites -- are fragile bones likely subject to extreme preservation bias.
QC3, quantification code 3, identified to family: basi-branchial, basioccipital, basipterygium, ceratohyal, coracoid, ethmoid, ectopterygoid, epihyal, exoccipital, frontal, hyomandibular, interhyal, interopercular, lacrimal, lower hypohyal, opercular, opisthotic, otolith, palatine, prefrontal,' preopercular, prootic, pterotic, supracleithrum, scapula, supraoccipital, sphenotic, symplectic, urohyal, upper hypohyal.