Apodemes associated with limbs support serial homology of claws and jaws in onychophora (velvet worms)
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013
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Journal of Morphology
Volume 274, Issue 10, October 2013
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de Sena Oliveira, I. and Mayer, G. (2013), Apodemes associated with limbs support serial homology of claws and jaws in onychophora (velvet worms). J. Morphol., 274: NA. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20206
- Issue published online: 10 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013
- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico. Grant Number: CNPq 290029/2010-4
- Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation. Grant Number: DFG: Ma 4147/3-1
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- walking appendages;
- feeding appendages;
Cover illustration. Although the onychophoran jaw blades are believed to be derivatives of foot claws, serial homology of these structures has not been demonstrated. In this issue of the Journal of Morphology, Oliveira and Mayer (pp. 1180–119010.1002/jmor.20171) investigate the evolutionary origin of the onychophoran jaws by searching for morphological landmarks and comparing the internal and external anatomy of jaws and distal leg portions in representatives of Onychophora. The cover image shows a subset of confocal z-series from the muscles associated with the onychophoran jaws and jaw apodemes.